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Department of Animal Sciences


Summer Research: Aquatic Lab

The Hamilton Lab in the Department Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology is interested in seeking 4-5 motivated volunteers interested in gaining experience in research in animal behavior. The Hamilton Lab studies the evolution of social behavior in cichlid fish. The lab is looking for students to volunteer to help with animal care (2-3 hours a week) and assist with projects during the summer (2-6 hours a week). Hours are flexible and can be scheduled around other commitments. Students will have the opportunity to continue to volunteer in the fall, and may have the opportunity to develop individual or group undergraduate projects. Tasks volunteers would perform include:
·         Feeding fish and maintaining aquariums
·         Performing observations and scoring behaviors
·         Handling live fish
Prefer students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, majoring in the life sciences with the long-term goal of pursuing graduate school or a related research career.
Prospective students should contact Dr. Hamilton and Elizabeth Hoskins, by Friday, April 1, and provide a short statement on their research interests, past research experience, and future career plans.