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University of New Hampshire - Graduate research position (Ph.D.) studying noise effects on animal behavior
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Posted Feb 3
University of New Hampshire - Graduate research position (Ph.D.) studying noise effects on animal behavior

Graduate position (Ph.D.) in integrative animal behavior in the lab of Dr. Daniel R. Howard, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire. The position will begin in the fall of 2017.
I am seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic graduate student (doctoral) interested in developing a research project investigating noise effects on animal behavior (communication, parental care, foraging, mate choice). My research lab sponsors a broad variety of research focused primarily around the theme of animal acoustic and/or vibrational communication, using mostly invertebrate model systems. Training and research will occur both in a modern bioacoustics lab at UNH and at field sites in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and/or New Zealand. Qualified candidates should have completed a M. S. in the Biological Sciences, Zoology, Ecology, Animal Behavior, Wildlife Ecology, or a related discipline, and be broadly interested in animal communication and behavioral ecology. Candidates with research experience in bioacoustics, neuroethology, and field ecology are preferred. Funding in the form of a graduate teaching assistantship is available for qualified candidates. The selected graduate student will be expected to develop their thesis research to include topics in animal communication or sensory ecology, with at least a component focused on the behavioral or sensory basis of decision making in noisy environments.

If interested, please send an introduction email including a statement of research interests and a CV (including GPA and GRE scores) to Dr. Daniel R. Howard (daniel.howard@unh.edu). I will begin reviewing applications immediately, and continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Applicants will need to complete the UNH Graduate School application simultaneously (http://gradschool.unh.edu/php/posd.php?major=KB46). Anticipated start date is September 2017, with the possibility to start this summer. The University of New Hampshire is located in Durham, along the New Hampshire sea coast only an hour and fifteen minutes north of Boston, Massachusetts and an hour south of Portland, Maine. To learn more about the Department of Biological Sciences at UNH, visit: http://www.biolsci.unh.edu/. The Department has an active interdisciplinary research group in Neuroscience and Behavior, with a cohort of graduate students with which to network, a new undergraduate degree in NSB, along with a well-established undergraduate minor in Animal Behavior.