I am recruiting a highly-motivated masters or PhD student to work in my lab (https://jehellmann45.wixsite.com/home) in the Department of Biology at University of Dayton (http://biology.udayton.edu). Start date can be either January or August 2021. The position is fully-funded through teaching assistantships, with stipend, full tuition waiver, health insurance, and money for annual conference travel. I welcome applicants from under-represented groups in STEM (including first-generation students) to apply.
The student will be expected to develop an independent research program that expands or compliments current research in the lab. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the role of developmental and transgenerational plasticity in helping organisms cope with predation risk and human-induced environmental change, sperm-mediated paternal effects, and the interplay between maternal and paternal effects. Interested students are encouraged to view recent preprints (https://jehellmann45.wixsite.com/home/recent-news) to get a better idea of current work.
UD is the one of the largest private universities in Ohio, and is award winning for both academic programs and scholarship. Enrollment is ~8500 undergraduates, with ~2500 graduate students. To begin the application process, please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, an unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to Dr. Jennifer Hellmann (firstname.lastname@example.org). Informal review of candidates will begin immediately.
A BS in Biology or closely related field is required. The prospective student should be excited to work with fishes and possess enthusiasm for laboratory and/or field work, strong communication skills, and attention to detail. Prior research experience in ecology, evolution, behavior, or ichthyology is preferred, but not required.