PhD Opportunity in Animal Physiology and Community Ecology – Illinois

PhD Opportunity in Animal Physiology and Community Ecology – Illinois

Title: Ph.D. Opportunity in Animal Physiology and Community Ecology – Illinois

Salary Range:  Not Known

Consideration Date: Both positions begin January 2018

Brief Description:

The Warne Lab at Southern Illinois University is seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student to work on a funded study testing how changes in animal physiology and foraging behavior feedback to affect plant community ecology. The research will focus on kangaroo rats and their grassland communities in New Mexico and will include the use of digital telemetry, stable isotopes, and endocrine stress physiology.  The student will work with both Dr. Robin Warne and Dr. Justin Boyles in the Zoology Department at Southern Illinois University.

Hosted By:

Southern Illinois University is a public research university located in Carbondale, Illinois, United States. Founded in 1869, SIU is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system. The university is known as SIU Carbondale (so as not to be confused with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), but colloquially as Southern Illinois University, SIU, or Southern.


An M.S. degree or comparable experience in either physiological, behavioral, or community ecology research of small rodents is highly preferred.

How to Apply:

To be applying for this position applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae

Submitting Details:

Applicants must submit the following documents to Dr. Robin Warne at

More Information:

Contact Information:

For inquiries, you can email to Dr. Robin Warne