Interested in joining the lab? Please read this article before sending us your application.
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 methods 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 for at least one quarter before undertaking independent projects or receiving credit for research.
Feel free to contact us if you are a highly-motivated student 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.
We are always happy to hear from prospective postdocs, so please contact the PI if you are interested in exploring possibilities to join the lab.