Contact us with your C.V. if you’d like to inquire about the following opportunities to join the lab. It is important that you clearly state why our research interests you.
We are continuously recruiting undergraduate students for research in the lab and collection work at the Burke Museum’s Mammalogy Collection. Both are great opportunities to learn about the scientific process, specific methodologies for the study of morphology and evolution, and specimen handling and preparation. For museum volunteering, please send a cover letter and C.V. to Jeff Bradley (jebrad@). For research in the lab, email the PI with the same materials. We will evaluate applications on a rolling basis. There is a learning curve to the research tools used in the lab, thus we will expect students to volunteer and familiarize themselves with these methods before undertaking independent projects or receiving credit for research.
We are looking for highly-motivated students interested in working on bats or other mammals, and within the themes of feeding ecology, ecomorphology, functional morphology and biomechanics. Students’ work would preferentially involve integrative approaches and a combination of field and lab work. Graduate students in the lab are encouraged to become creative and independent thinkers, be proactive about securing extramural funding, and to disseminate the results of their research to the scientific community. Please visit the Department of Biology website to learn more about the graduate program and important deadlines. You can also contact the PI for more information about open positions, funding, and to inquire if the lab is a good fit for your interests.
[This position has been filled – a new postdoc position will open in Fall 2015. Stay tuned!] We are in the look out for a postdoc! Research will focus on the coevolutionary dynamics between neotropical frugivorous bats and fruiting plants. This is a 3-year NSF-funded position, starting in summer/fall 2015. The postdoc will be involved in conducting chemical assays of fruit volatile organic compounds in the field (Costa Rica) and/or in the lab (UW), s/he will provide assistance with behavioral experiments on frugivorous bats, and will help synthesize diverse research dimensions within the project (e.g., through the use of phylogenetic comparative analyses). If interested, please contact the PI (Sharlene Santana) by email with your CV and a statement highlighting your qualifications in relation to this project.