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M.S. Assistantship

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M.S. Assistantship, Trichoptera Population Genetics and Ecology 

The Stream Ecology Lab at Missouri State University seeks one (possibly 2) students to do MS thesis research under a funded project to disentangle dispersal and recruitment in several headwater caddisfly species. Primary duties include applying population-genetic methods with microsatellite markers. 

Must-haves: some prior experience with basic molecular lab methods, interest in learning and applying common statistical approaches in population genetics, enthusiasm about stream insects and ecology.

Funding: a combination of research and teaching assistantships (which include full tuition waiver)

Deadline: the “hard” deadline to be considered for an assistantship is typically early February, but there is some wiggle room for highly qualified students.

Preferred start date: August 2021

Contact:  Dr Deb Finn (