Graduate Position (Masters) in Avian Conservation Genetics/Genomics (Michigan Uni, USA) ~

19 de noviembre de 2012

Graduate Position (Masters) in Avian Conservation Genetics/Genomics (Michigan Uni, USA)

The Lindsay Lab at Northern Michigan University is seeking to recruit
a M.S. student to participate in ongoing research in avian conservation
genetics and genomics. The successful applicant will have the opportunity
to develop an independent project within the scope of the core research
interests of the lab.  We use molecular tools to address evolutionary,
behavioral and ecological questions that can impact avian conservation.
Our work has largely focused on the common loon, and graduate student
theses that focus on this species will benefit from a large established
tissue archive and growing genomic database. Northern Michigan University
sits on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's beautiful Upper
Peninsula, providing ample opportunities for avian field work that
compliments current research activities underway in the lab.

Applicants should possess a strong understanding of basic principles of
genetics and evolutionary biology (developed through coursework and/or
research experience), an interest in using genetic data to answer
conservation questions, and the ability to work productively both
independently and as part of a team. Additional desirable qualities
include an aptitude for genomic analyses, strong communication and
analytical skills, enthusiasm for research in both the field and the
lab, evidence of an ability to think creatively, and a good academic
record. Successful applicant must meet the NMU Biology graduate program
requirements ( Teaching assistantships
(tuition/fee waiver and annual stipend) are available to qualified

Interested persons should contact Dr. Alec Lindsay by email
( including a brief statement of research interests,
a CV, and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications
will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Alec R. Lindsay, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
 906.227.1834 (voice)

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