Marine Mammal Science Job Openings

Graduate Student Opportunity in Marine Mammal Ecophysiology

Job Category: Student Level Positions
Date Posted:

I am seeking applicants for a PhD or MS position in Mammalian Ecophysiology to join my Comparative Animal Ecophysiology lab in FALL 2021 at Baylor University.

For more details about our research and Baylor’s graduate program, please visit: and

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop their own dissertation project that fits into the research scope of the lab. Through our lab, we offer experience and training in field and laboratory research, grant writing, statistical data analyses, and science communication. We value a team-based approach, where supervisors and lab members work effectively and collaboratively together on projects. We value diversity in our lab and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to join us. Our lab will provide a challenging but rewarding PhD experience, and we are therefore seeking enthusiastic and capable students with strong interests in animal ecophysiology.

The successful applicant will have their tuition covered and be provided with a living stipend and an 80% health insurance subsidy.

The applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in biology, with emphasis in ecology, physiology, behavior, and/or functional morphology
– Independent research experience
– Responsible, hard worker, self-motivated, and enthusiastic

The applicant will ideally have these preferred qualifications:
– MS degree and/or relevant lab or field experience
– Strong background in coding (R, Matlab, Python) and/or experience with spatial analyses
– Interest or background in statistical modelling

The graduate program application deadline is January 5, 2021; however, you MUST reach out to me well in advance if you are interested in applying. To express your interest in this position, please email with your CV or resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant qualifications and experience, research topics/ projects that you are interested in, and how you see yourself fitting into our lab.

Sarah Kienle, PhD
Assistant Professor
Baylor University