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PhD in Woodpecker Behavioral Ecology


The Walters Lab (Old Dominion University, Hastings Reserve)


Norfolk Virginia and Carmel Valley, California (USA)


United States

Last Date to Apply:

30 Nov 2017
Open until filled


The Walters Lab is currently looking for an exceptional PhD candidate to work on our Acorn Woodpecker project. This person must have a strong interest in behavioral ecology. This project has served as one of the model systems in our study of the evolution of cooperative breeding. The population has been monitored for nearly 50 years and represents one of the longest continuous vertebrate studies in the world. This is a unique opportunity to join our international research team. You will also need to be able to rope climb trees up to about 70 feet (~20 meters). If interested, drop us a line and tell us why you are the right fit for the position.


Please include the following:


1. A letter of interest that tells us about your research interests, background, types of questions you are interested in, etc. The more specific the better.
2. An unofficial university transcript (your undergraduate GPA should be >3.5);
3. Your Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (verbal and quantitative should be >316;
4. Your CV;
5. Anything else that you think makes you uniquely qualified for the position


For more information, please visit http://ericlwalters.org/joining.htm