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  • Physiology/Neurobiology of Songbirds from Alaska & Montana

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: Western Kentucky University
      Location: Barrow, Alaska; Northern Montana; Bowling Green, KY
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/20/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    M.S. Assistantship: Physiology/Neurobiology of Songbirds from Alaska & Montana
    Agency Western Kentucky University Location Barrow, Alaska; Northern Montana; Bowling Green, KY Job Category Graduate Assistantships Salary TA Stipend ($8100), summer support ($4,200), full tuition ($10, 602)= $22,902/year Start Date 08/20/2018 Last Date to Apply 05/20/2018 Website https://sites.google.com/site/ashleylabwebsite/ Description The Ashley lab (Department of Biology at Western Kentucky University) seeks a motivated and qualified student interested in conducting NSF-funded research in the areas of avian biology, behavior, and physiology. The position would begin in the fall of 2018. The successful candidate will be involved in assessing the response of arctic and temperate songbirds to sleep loss by measuring hormonal, physiological, and neurobiological parameters. In addition, the successful candidate will gain experience as a teaching assistant for a biology undergraduate course during the fall and spring semesters. Qualifications A B.S. degree in biology, or closely related discipline is required. Additional requirements include: competitive GRE scores, prior independent research experience, demonstrated excellence in course work, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to work independently and as a team member. Previous experience with bird research is preferred, but not required. To apply please submit a letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for three references to Noah Ashley: noah.ashley@wku.edu. Formal acceptance to the M.S program at Western Kentucky University is required. Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2018 and will continue until a suitable applicant is selected. Contact Person Dr. Noah Ashley Contact Phone 270-745-4268 Contact eMail noah.ashley@wku.edu

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