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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)