MS and PhD opportunities are available in evolutionary endocrinology and
urban physiology.

The Ouyang lab at the University of Nevada, Reno is looking to recruit a MS
and/or PhD graduate student to join our lab in fall 2017. Students
interested in evolutionary physiology, light pollution, and/or urban
ecology are strongly encouraged to apply. The MS position is in biology,
and the successful candidate will examine individual variation and
plasticity in the stress response both in the field and the lab. The second
position is in the EECB (ecology, evolution, conservation biology) program,
and the candidate will look at the effects of urbanization on behavior and
physiology. Candidates will have the opportunity to work on a nest box
population of house wrens and house sparrows as well as on a captive,
breeding population of sparrows. Students with bird handling, animal
husbandry, and/or neuroendocrine lab experience are encouraged to apply.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a Tier I institution offering a highly
productive research environment. The Biology Department is home to 26
faculty members that maintain nationally recognized, extramurally funded
research programs, mentor 50 graduate students, and participate in
undergraduate research. Reno is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near
Lake Tahoe, and has been recently rated as one of the best small cities in
the US for outdoor recreation and overall quality of life.

Interested candidates should send an email to with a CV and
a cover letter. Please see the lab website at
for more information.

Jenny Ouyang, PhD

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