Job Posting

Undergraduate Research Assistant – Animal Behavior and Psychoacoustics

Biological Sciences

Position Information

Duties

The Gerhardt Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants interested in animal behavior and acoustic communication. Our Lab performs experiments with amphibian anurans (frogs, tree frogs, and toads) to understand the basic mechanisms and evolution of acoustic communication. We are currently integrating psychophysics approach to investigate toad’s auditory cognition and perception. The experiment consists of training toads to learn a sound and then test their ability to discriminate changes in the sound frequency (Hz). In this project, the research assistant will work with the graduate student, performing training, animal care, and husbandry. There is also the possibility of working on side projects to develop your own research question and your academic training.

Required Skills

We prefer students familiar with biology and animal handling (toads and crickets). Must have some availability during 2:00-5:00 of the week (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.

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