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University of New Orleans: Ph.D. Fellowship in Evolutionary Physiology

(posted 2017-08-15)

A Ph.D. fellowship in evolutionary physiology is available in Simon Lailvaux's research group at the University of New Orleans ( The fellowship is part of a new collaborative initiative between the Audubon Nature Institute and the University of New Orleans.

Candidates will apply for acceptance into the Integrative Biology doctoral program at UNO's Department of Biological Sciences, but will be able to take advantage of resources at the Audubon Nature Institute's facilities in New Orleans, including the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Insectarium, and the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species (ACRES) for research purposes. The recently-established Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife, a partnership between the Audubon Nature Institute and the San Diego Zoo, also presents numerous possibilities for creative dissertation research on captive species from around the world housed at the 1,200 acre Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center in New Orleans. Opportunities for education and outreach exist through the many Audubon facilities.

The successful candidate will conduct high-quality research on topics within the broad purview of the Lailvaux lab (integrative evolutionary ecology), but ideally will also have interests in line with the Audubon Nature Institute's goals of species preservation and sustainability. Because the lab's research is question- rather than organism-driven, students could collaborate with ANI researchers and staff on a variety of study taxa.

Start dates can be anytime from early 2018 onwards. Interested students should send a CV and brief statement of interest to Simon via

Simon Lailvaux

Virginia Kock/Audubon Nature Institute Chair in Species Preservation
Department of Biological Sciences
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148