Inquiries are invited for a PhD assistantship to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marsh rice rats in Louisiana.
Research would include examining the relationship between genetic variation at immune genes and bayou virus infection on oiled and unoiled plots. Additional work could include gene methylation or other measures of response to PAH exposure depending on the candidate’s experience and interest. Work will include a lab and a field component. Qualifications: experience with genetic analyses (lab and statistical), experience coordinating and collecting field data (particularly handling rodents and operating boats), excellent writing and organizational skills, and ability to work in a large collaborative group.
Salary for the position is $22K/year. Interested candidates are welcome to contact Dr. Sabrina Taylor, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, staylor at lsu.edu, 225-578-4137. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references (with phone #s and/or email addresses).
More information about this opportunity can also be found here.
Equal Employment Opportunity applies to this position.