Post-doc position in neuroscience and regenerative medicine at Maryland

The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), located at the Uniformed Services University of Health Services (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland (www.usuhs.edu/cnrm) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow

The Henry M Jackson Foundation (HJF) provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CNRM.

The position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. T. John Wu to study how traumatic brain injury dysregulates the neuroendocrine stress axis.  This project will involve techniques ranging from modern molecular/biochemical techniques to immunohistochemistry, mouse behavioral assays and small animal surgery.

Preference will be given to applicants (Ph.D) with experience working with rodent genetic models, strong background in molecular and anatomical neuroendocrinology and an interest in traumatic brain injury research.  

Please contact Dr. T. John Wu (twu@usuhs.edu) for more information and apply at


Graduate Assistantship (Ph.D.) in forest restoration at Texas Tech University, USA

The Department of Natural Resources Management at Texas Tech University is seeking a highly motivated, talented and hard-working graduate student (Ph.D.).  

The field research portions of their dissertation will be conducted in north-central New Mexico in collaboration with faculty and students with the New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.  

The selected student will be expected to develop and focus their dissertation research on elk ecology, within already existing larger project goals of the influence of large-scale forest restoration treatments on vegetation and elk resource selection, space use and foraging ecology.  

The selected student will begin the graduate program in the Department of Natural Resources Management at Texas Tech University for the Fall 2015 semester.  The Ph.D. graduate stipend will be ~$20,000/year and will include insurance and out-of-state tuition waiver.

Candidates must have a M.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology or a related field, a GPA: 3.3, competitive GRE scores (300 verbal + quantitative), and a valid U.S driver’s license.  

Prior experience conducting field research on large mammals, collecting vegetation data, and working in remote locations and experience with radio telemetry is preferred.  

Use of GIS technology and geospatial analyses experience is also preferred.  Field work will require hiking 3-6 miles/day over rough terrain and occasional camping in the backcountry.  The selected student will be required to present research results at professional conferences, publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific publications, and assist with preparation of project reports and grant proposals.

How to apply?
To apply, please email a single PDF file that includes a letter of interest describing your (a) interest and experience as it relates to this project and (b) reason(s) for pursuing a Ph.D.; a current curriculum vitae; transcripts (unofficial); GRE scores (unofficial), and names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Warren Conway (Texas Tech University) warren.conway@ttu.edu and Dr. Jimmy Cain (New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit) jwcain@nmsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin 1 February and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. 


Ph.D. Assistantship in the Wildlife Biology Program University of Montana, Missoula, USA

Wildlife biology program at University of Montana, Missoula seeks a highly motivated Ph.D. student to examine ungulate population dynamics in the Rocky Mountain Front of Montana. 

The student’s research will develop and expand our understanding of mule deer migration, population dynamics, harvest and management strategy, and understanding the role of males in mule deer population structure. 

The research is highly collaborative and will involve frequent interaction with personnel from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, representatives of the Boone and Crockett Club, and local landholders; we therefore seek a student who is committed to fostering positive working relationships with all collaborators. 

The student will be supervised by Dr. Mike Mitchell and Dr. Paul Lukacs in the Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana. 

Applicants should meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admission to the Ph.D. program in Wildlife Biology. For more information about the position please contact Mike Mitchell (mike.mitchell@umontana.edu) or Paul Lukacs (paul.lukacs@umontana.edu). 

Please include a cover letter, CV, transcripts and GRE scores.

Wildlife Biology Program Mitchell Lab

Lukacs Lab
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