PhD Assistantship, EES Program, Central Michigan University – Freshwater Mussel Genetics
Graduate Student and Postdoc Positions
Expiration Date: 9/30/2017
A funded PhD assistantship is available under the supervision of Dr. Dave Zanatta in the Earth and Ecosystem Science (EES) program (https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/cst/EES/Pages/default.aspx) at Central Michigan University. The project, to be developed and lead by a PhD student, will be to compare the genetic variation among wild and captive-bred populations of freshwater mussels (Unionidae) leading to the development of genetically sound guidelines for propagating imperiled freshwater mussels. Funding for this project is being provided through a partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. A full stipend and tuition waiver for at least 4 years will be provided.
Before applying to the PhD program, please contact Dr. Zanatta (email@example.com) with a letter of interest describing your experience and background, CV, GRE scores, GPA and unofficial transcripts.
Start date: January or May 2018
Salary: ~$25,000/yr + tuition waiver
Required: BS in Biology or related field; previous research experience in aquatic ecology or conservation or aquaculture; experience in population/conservation genetics; strong writing and oral communication skills; good quantitative/statistics background; interest in pursuing a career in academia or research; GPA >3.0.
Preferred: MS in Biology or related field; experience with freshwater mussels (unionids) and/or fisheries genetics; track record in publications and/or conference presentations; GPA >3.5.
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