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  • MS Assistantship – Waterbird-Parasite Ecology

    Guest Kate Sheehan
    • Employer: Frostburg State University
      Location: Frostburg, MD
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 08/21/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    The Parasites & Plastic Ecology Lab at Frostburg State University is accepting applicant inquiries to fill a Graduate Assistant position in the Department of Biology. For program information and requirements, see FSU website here. The successful applicant will enroll in our M.S. program in Applied Ecology & Conservation Biology with research & teaching expectations. This fully-funded position will assess parasite communities in waterbirds that interact with food webs in & around marine fisheries. Compensation includes a teaching assistantship that provides a stipend & tuition waiver and supplemental funds & paid travel for collaborative research opportunities. Interviews for promising candidates will occur in late August.


    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 & all qualified individuals submitting complete application correspondences before 22 Aug 2022 to KLSheehan@frostburg.edu will be considered.



    • B.S. in Biology or related discipline before 01/01/2023. Confirmation of graduation status is acceptable.
    • Enthusiasm & motivation to perform independent & team research in a laboratory setting.
    • Strong verbal & written communication skills with an ability to improve on these skills further.

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