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University of Nevada, Reno: PhD opportunity available in integrative physiology

(posted 2017-10-18)

The Ouyang lab at the University of Nevada, Reno is looking to recruit a PhD graduate student to join our lab in fall 2018. Students interested in evolutionary physiology and neuroscience, light pollution, and/or urban ecology are strongly encouraged to apply. The PhD candidate can join the highly interdisciplinary EECB or integrative neuroscience ( programs, which bring together faculty and students from a range of departments, the Desert Research Institute, and the Great Basin Institute The candidate has the opportunity to customize his/her education according to scientific interests, i.e., we offer possibilities to work on a nest box population of songbirds, a captive, breeding population of house sparrows, and/or an automated light spectra facility. Students with bird handling, animal husbandry, and/or neuroendocrine lab experience are encouraged to apply.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a Tier I institution offering a highly productive research environment. The Biology Department is home to 27 faculty members that maintain nationally recognized, extramurally funded research programs, mentor 50 graduate students, and participate in undergraduate research. Reno is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe, and has been recently rated as one of the best small cities in the US for outdoor recreation and overall quality of life.

Interested candidates should send an email to with a CV and a cover letter. Please see the lab website at for more information.