University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR: PhD student position

Posted on September 20, 2022
Expires: December 20, 2022
The DuRant Lab at the University of Arkansas is seeking to fill a Ph.D. position focused on the importance of parental effects in shaping immune responses and disease dynamics in birds. The student will be based in Fayetteville, AR, and will use an avian laboratory model system to conduct experiments examining how disease affects parental behavior and physiology. Interested applicants should have a strong interest in eco-immunology, physiological ecology, and animal behavior and should have past research experience, familiarity with techniques for measuring gene expression and physiological endpoints. Experience in working with live animals in a laboratory setting is desired, but not required. Please also indicate if you have experience with programming, statistics, and/or modeling. The successful candidate will be funded on a graduate teaching assistantship and summer research assistantship. Applicants with strong academic records and GRE scores are eligible for 4-year University Dissertation Fellowships with additional stipends of $12,000 to $22,000 received on top of the TA/GA stipend (results in a $30,540-$40,540 total stipend). Additional information about the DuRant Lab and
the University of Arkansas can be found at

The desired start date is Summer 2023, but this is flexible. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2022. However, applications will be reviewed as they are received.

To apply please email a single PDF file to Sarah DuRant at containing 1) a < one-page cover letter outlining your research interests, prior experience, and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) contact information for at least three professional references.
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