The Freshwater Ecology Lab at Southern Illinois University is seeking an excellent M.S. or Ph.D. student to begin in the Fall of 2023. The student’s project will investigate the relationship between host diet nutrient content and parasites in a Daphnia-microbe host-parasite system. The successful candidate will be encouraged to build a project in line with their career goals and may have the opportunity to explore additional/alternative host-parasite systems or related lines of research.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be highly motivated, independent workers with a B.S. or M.S. in biology, ecology, zoology, or a closely related field. Applicants should demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills, a strong work ethic, and an ability to communicate and persuade members of a diverse group. Prior research experience (lab, field, or both) is desirable but not required. 

To Apply: Send a single pdf that includes a cover letter summarizing qualifications followed by a CV (including GPA) and contact information for three references to Dr. Charlotte Narr:  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: ~19,000$ +tuition and benefits for two-four years

Start Date: 08/21/2023

Last Date to Apply: May 01/ 2023


Contact Person; Charlotte Narr: Contact eMail:

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