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Subject: Two graduate positions available

We are seeking highly motivated graduate students (Master’s or Ph.D.) who have an interest in conducting publishable research on aspects of mammalian sociality (e.g., mating patterns, space use) and phylogeography.  Students working in our labs conduct fieldwork, genetic analyses and collaborate with colleagues interested in genetics, neuroendocrine mechanisms and systematics.  Specifically, we are looking to recruit at least one student who is able to begin collecting data for their graduate degree early in Summer 2014 as part of a NIH funded study examining variation in male prairie vole sociosexual behavior.  This study will involve extensive small mammal mark-recapture live trapping and radio telemetry.  Previous field experience is preferred for this study.  We are also interested in finding a student interested in using molecular markers to examine questions regarding the phylogeography of prairie voles.  Previous laboratory experience for this project is preferred.  Miami University has a large group of faculty with interests in animal behavior, evolution and ecology.  You can find more information about our graduate program at our web site at  Graduate students are funded through teaching assistantships or research assistantships but we expect students to learn to write and submit grants, as this is an important skill for your future.  Interested students please contact Dr. Nancy Solomon at Miami University ( or Dr. Brian Keane (

Nancy Solomon <>
Monday, November 11, 2013

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