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PhD position studying bat viruses in east Africa.

The lab of Dr Kristian Forbes at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is recruiting a graduate
student to study viruses in east African bats. The successful applicant will join an international team
to address diverse aspects of host-virus relationships and their environmental context.

Field research will be conducted in Kenya and Rwanda. Rwanda is an expansion for our group and
provides an exciting opportunity for the student to help define the initial questions and approaches.
The project will include international travel (some trips will likely last for multiple months) and
project management; respect for and an interest in learning about different countries and cultures is

Applicants should have wide interests in biological sciences, including wildlife biology, zoonotic
infections, and disease ecology. Previous experience working with bats and conducting laboratory
diagnostic assays (e.g., PCR) will be highly regarded. The successful applicant will be supported by
a graduate teaching assistantship and opportunities may also be available for fellowships, such as
DDF and DAF programs at the University of Arkansas. The successful applicant will ideally begin in
January 2022 to enable fieldwork during summer 2022. Please note that the GRE is also required.

PhD position
University of Arkansas
United States
Closing date
July 2nd, 2021
Posted on
June 21st, 2021 17:45
Last updated
June 21st, 2021 17:45