My goal as a mentor is to create a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment to help lab members work towards their professional goals and to facilitate high-quality scientific research. I am committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment, in which diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued.
I do not currently have any open funded postdoc positions. But if you are interested in developing a postdoctoral fellowship application to work in the lab, I encourage you to get in touch with me. I’m always excited to discuss these opportunities with potential postdocs.
I encourage prospective graduate students (MS or PhD) to get in touch with me sometime in the fall. Applications to the Graduate School are due in early January. I expect that students in the lab will pursue research related to one or more of the areas of focus within the lab (e.g., seasonality, social behavior, facultative migration, environmental/behavioral endocrinology). But students will be encouraged to develop research projects of their own design and to take the research in new directions. If you are interested in joining the lab or would like to learn more, please send me (heather.watts [AT] wsu [DOT] edu) an introductory email with (i) a description of your research interests and career goals, as well as past any research experience, and (ii) a curriculum vitae.
If you think you might be interested in participating in research in the lab, I encourage you to read about our research on this website and then send me an email (heather.watts [AT] wsu [DOT] edu) to discuss opportunities. It will be most useful if you can tell me a bit about your interests and career goals and why you are interested in working in our lab.