University of Delaware is a public institution that was founded in 1743. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,671 (fall 2021), its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,996 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. University of Delaware’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 89.

The graduate assistant will work in the laboratory of Vincenzo Ellis on projects related to the evolution and ecology of avian malaria parasites. Duties may include field work in the spring and summer (mist-netting and taking samples from passerines), laboratory work (DNA extraction, PCR, DNA sequencing), bioinformatics and data analysis, and writing.

The Ellis Lab is a collaborative environment with several on-going projects and graduate students and there are opportunities to participate in several types of disease ecology projects. Our research focus is molecular disease ecology with overarching interests in the evolution of host specificity, pathogen dispersal, and coevolution.

Qualifications B.A. or B.S. in biology, ecology, evolution, wildlife biology or related field.

To apply email a 1) cover letter including research interests and relevant experiences, 2) CV including undergraduate GPA and the names and contact information for two references to Vincenzo Ellis with “MS Assistantship” in the subject line. Contact Person Vincenzo Ellis Contact eMail vaellis@udel.edu

Salary approximately $30,000/year for up to 2.5 years Start Date 09/01/2023

Last Date to Apply 02/01/2023

Website https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/departments/entomology-and-wildlife-ecology/graduate-programs/wildlife-ecology-MS/

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