The Greives lab is recruiting motivated PhD students interested in
participating in research projects
aimed at understanding how animals integrate environmental signals, time
seasonal or daily
transitions, and/or the selective pressures shaping seasonality of temperate
breeding birds. Specific
projects can vary based on research interests but may include investigations of
between variation in endocrine ‘phenotypes’ and daily and seasonal timing (e.g.
timing of dawn song
or seasonal clutch initiation), or investigations of the costs and benefits of
timing decisions (e.g.
timing of reproduction).
The PhD student would join a department with expertise in organismal biology,
evolutionary ecology, including four established and collaborative avian
behavior/physiology labs (T.
Greives, B. Heidinger, W. Reed, P. Klug). Students will begin August 2018 and
will participate in
either the Biological Sciences or Environmental and Conservation Sciences
graduate program at
Preferred qualifications include: experience with mist netting, handling and
obtaining blood samples
from small birds and/or experience with lab techniques including PCR or ELISAs.
Competitive stipend funding and tuition waivers via teaching and/or research
available. If you are interested in this position please contact Dr. Tim
timothy[dot]greives[at]ndsu[dot]edu. Please include in your email your
research experiences as well
as your research interests and how these match with research in the Greives
lab. Also please include
your degree, GPA and two potential references.