The Museum of Natural History at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is looking to recruit one student to do research on the systematics of non-marine snails. The student's project will employ morphological and molecular data to study the biodiversity and evolution of either the freshwater genus Elimia or the land snail family Polygyridae. Stipends, paid through teaching assistantships,are available on a competitive basis through the Department of Biology at ULM. The stipend is $8,000 for nine months and includes a tuition waiver. Interested students are encouraged to apply soon, as assistantships are limited.
Qualifications: Student must be admitted to the Master of Science Degree Program in Biology for the Fall 2005 semester and have an interest in systematics. Experience with generating molecular data (PCR, DNA sequencing, etc.) is required; experience working with snails preferred. Graduate program application materials are available at
Information on the department is at http://www.ulm.edu/biology.
For more information, contact Russ Minton.