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  • Expression of interest: PhD position in conservation genomics


    Guest Sabrina Taylor
    • Employer: Louisiana State University
      Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/15/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    PhD position in conservation genomics: Inquiries are invited for a PhD assistantship to examine the effects mosquito spraying on mosquito borne disease prevalence (e.g. avian malaria), diet, and fitness in Prothonotary Warblers in Louisiana. Additional questions could be included depending on the candidate’s experience and interest. Prospective students would need to apply for and compete against other applicants for a Gilbert Assistantship in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources. A Gilbert Assistantship covers stipend (27K per year), tuition, fees, and up to 20K in research costs. Qualifications: an excellent academic record, experience with genetic analyses (lab and statistical) including DNA metabarcoding, experience coordinating and collecting field data (including bird handling), excellent writing and organizational skills, and ability to work in a collaborative group. Research will be in collaboration with Dr. Erik Johnson, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Delta, the regional field office of the National Audubon Society. Interested candidates are welcome to contact Dr. Sabrina Taylor, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, staylor at lsu.edu, and should send a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references (with phone #s and/or email addresses). Equal Employment Opportunity applies to this position.




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