The Parasites and Plastic Ecology Lab at Frostburg State University is accepting applicant inquiries to fill a Graduate Assistant position in the Department of Biology - frostburg.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/department-of-biology/program-requirements.php. The successful applicant will enroll in our M.S. program in Applied Ecology & Conservation Biology with research and teaching expectations. This funded position will assess disease dynamics of seabird colonies as they relate to ectoparasite communities and the host microbiome. Compensation includes a teaching assistantship that provides a stipend and a tuition waiver and supplemental funds and paid travel for collaborative research opportunities. Interviews for promising candidates will occur at the end of July. Start date negotiable with preference for those able to begin 25 Aug 2022, but exceptions could be made for the right person.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send an email to Dr. Kate Sheehan (KLSheehan@frostburg.edu) explaining:
1) Your qualifications and interests in the field as they relate to parasitology and/or disease ecology;
2) Your long-term professional goals;
3) Provide the numeric and percentile (%) GRE score in the email body – no applicants will be considered without test scores;
4) Attach a CV outlining your achievements and
5) A copy of your unofficial transcripts.
Messages without all 5 components mentioned above will not be retained or considered. Applications sent directly to the Admissions office without prior vetting by Dr. Sheehan will not be considered.
Underrepresented groups in the fields of ecology, conservation, and natural resources are particularly encouraged to apply and all qualified individuals submitting complete application correspondences before 25 Jul 2022 to KLSheehan@frostburg.edu will be reviewed.
B.S. in Biology or related discipline by 08/01/2022.
Enthusiasm and motivation to perform independent and team research in a laboratory setting.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to improve on these skills further.
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