Join the lab

As an Undergraduate Researcher

Anolis gundlachi in Puerto Rico

The Frishkoff Lab is recruiting 4 undergraduate students to conduct fieldwork in Puerto Rico in July & August 2022 with a stipend of $3200 per person.

Successful applicants will be part of a multidisciplinary group investigating the community structure of Anolis lizards and Eleutherodactylus frog species across Puerto Rico. Students can expect to gain a great deal of field experience, including measuring lizard and frog abundances, sampling insect communities, measuring habitat variables, at numerous different locations across the island of Puerto Rico. This project is part of collaboration between UTA, Yale University, and the University of Toronto. Successful applicants will be able to cultivate connections across institutions.

This position is paid, and all travel and lodging costs are covered

Application review begins April 15, 2022, and will continue until 4 slots are filled

Applicants must:

  • Be available from 6/29/22 – 8/21/22.
  • Work well as part of large and small teams, as well as independently.
  • Be physically fit and able to conduct research in hot, humid, and physically difficult conditions.
  • Have an interest and background in biology, ecology or herpetology.
  • Be enthused to work with live reptiles, amphibians, and insects.
  • Have good time management skills and organization.

To apply, email:, with the subject “Puerto Rico Application”. Your email should include: Your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and the names of 2 academic references.

As a PhD Student

If you are interested in joining the lab as a PhD student you should send an email describing their background and interests to Dr. Frishkoff ( with “2023 PhD position” in the subject line. Please include your CV, a statement of research interests, and GRE scores. Applicants should apply to the PhD program in Biology ( Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022.