The Greives lab is recruiting motivated PhD students interested in participating in research projects aimed at understanding how animals integrate environmental signals, time seasonal or daily transitions, and/or the selective pressures shaping seasonality of temperate breeding birds. Specific projects can vary based on research interests but may include investigations of relationships between variation in endocrine ‘phenotypes’ and daily and seasonal timing (e.g. timing of dawn song or seasonal clutch initiation), or investigations of the costs and benefits of timing decisions (e.g. timing of reproduction).
The PhD student would join a department with expertise in organismal biology, ecophysiology, and evolutionary ecology, including four established and collaborative avian behavior/physiology labs (T. Greives, B. Heidinger, W. Reed, P. Klug). Students will begin August 2018 and will participate in either the Biological Sciences or Environmental and Conservation Sciences graduate program at NDSU.
Preferred qualifications include: experience with mist netting, handling and obtaining blood samples from small birds and/or experience with lab techniques including PCR or ELISAs.
Competitive stipend funding and tuition waivers via teaching and/or research assistantships are available. If you are interested in this position please contact Dr. Tim Greives at timothy[dot]greives[at]ndsu[dot]edu. Please include in your email your research experiences as well as your research interests and how these match with research in the Greives lab. Also please include your degree, GPA and two potential references.