Graduate assistantship at Virg. Tech (10/30/12)

Two Ph.D. Research Assistantships at Virginia Tech

The Physiological Ecology Laboratory at Virginia Tech is seeking
exceptionally qualified and motivated candidates for two Ph.D. graduate
positions for 2013. Each student will focus on various aspects of avian
incubation behavior and how these parental effects influence fitness
correlates in adult birds and their offspring. Possible research projects
include field studies and/or captive experiments in aviaries using waterfowl
or passerines. Each assistantship will include 4 years (48
months) of full support as a graduate research assistant, a full tuition
waiver, and modest research funds. Students will be expected to apply for
additional funding to support aspects of their field and laboratory
research. Both fellowships will begin in 2013, but start date is negotiable.
Minimum qualifications include a M.S. degree (or equivalent experience) in a
biological discipline and a proven publication record.

Additional information about our laboratory including recent relevant
publications on avian incubation and maternal effects can be found at
http://ecophys.fishwild.vt.edu/ .
Applicants should submit their CV (including GPA and GRE scores), contact
information for at least three references, and a one-page letter describing
their research interests as they relate to these positions to Dr. William A.
Hopkins, hopkinsw@vt.edu .
Submissions will be considered as they are received, but should be received
no later than January 31, 2013.
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