Job Posting

Animal hearing cognition and psychophysics

Biological Sciences

Position Information


The Gerhardt Lab is seeking an undergraduate research assistant starting in the Fall to join our research team! Our laboratory studies basic mechanisms and evolution of acoustic communication in amphibian anurans (frogs, tree frogs and toads). In the current project, we are investigating whether toads are able to learn by sound association and to perceive subtle changes in the physical properties of the sound. Toads are trained to learn the task of exiting a T-maze. They are rewarded with food if they choose the door associated with the target sound. Our research assistants will help with behavioral training/ testing, daily animal care and husbandry. We request students that can assist during the Fall of 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

We prefer students familiar with biology and animal handling. It does not need to be every day. Availability for some weekend days, on either a Saturday or Sunday (whichever fits their schedule) is also preferred.

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.