[MARMAM] Updated deadline: Opportunity for M.S. degree studying elephant seals in California

Heather Liwanag hliwanag at calpoly.edu
Tue Oct 3 14:29:53 PDT 2023

The Vertebrate Integrative Physiology (VIP) lab at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is seeking an outstanding candidate for a research-based master’s degree, beginning Fall 2024. The successful applicant will develop and implement a project studying northern elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas breeding site in San Simeon, CA. Some financial support will be provided by the
Dr. Kathleen A. Curtis Elephant Seal Research Graduate Fellowship. This project involves hands-on fieldwork with northern elephant seals, as part of a research team.

The successful applicant will be a self-motivated, independent scholar who can also work well in a team environment. Prior field experience is preferred but not required.

Interested students should send the following information to Dr. Heather Liwanag (hliwanag at calpoly.edu<https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/marmam>):

  *   Brief (1 paragraph) statement of interest, describing why you wish to study elephant seals
  *   Current resumé or curriculum vitae, including relevant skills and experience
  *   Contact information for two professional/academic references

Candidates should submit the above materials no later than October 30, 2023. Application deadline for the graduate degree at Cal Poly is February 1, 2024.

More information about the M.S. degree in Biological Sciences at Cal Poly is available online: http://bio.calpoly.edu/content/graduate-degrees

More information about the VIP lab: https://www.calpoly-viplab.com/

Heather E.M. Liwanag, Ph.D.
(pronouns: she/her/hers)
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0401
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