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Graduate Student position (MS or PhD) – Nutrient-parasite interactions in freshwater ecosystems

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Location: Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois

Salary: ~19,000$ +tuition and benefits for two-four years. 

Start date: 01/17/2023

Last date to apply: Open until filled

Description: The Freshwater Ecology Lab at Southern Illinois University is seeking an excellent M.S. or Ph.D. student to begin in the spring of 2023. The student’s project will investigate the relationship between host diet nutrient content and parasites in a Daphnia-microbe host-parasite system. The successful candidate will be encouraged to build a project in line with their career goals and may have the opportunity to explore additional/alternative host-parasite systems or related lines of research. The position will be funded by a research assistantship for one year and teaching assistantship for the remaining years (~$1600/mo). The successful candidate will receive research assistantships for the first two summers.  

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, independent workers with a B.S. or M.S. in biology, ecology, zoology, or a closely related field. Applicants should demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills, a strong work ethic, and an ability to communicate and persuade members of a diverse group. Prior research experience (lab, field, or both) is desirable but not required. 

To Apply: Send a single pdf that includes a cover letter summarizing qualifications followed by a CV (including GPA) and contact information for three references to Dr. Charlotte Narr: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.