Mark Urban’s lab in the ecology and evolutionary biology department at the University of Connecticut is looking for Ph.D. candidates to begin in Fall 2020. We address questions at the interface of ecology and evolution with a focus on understanding the creation and maintenance of biodiversity and resilience of natural systems to disturbances such as climate change. Current projects include whole-pond manipulations of amphibian communities, understanding the effects of climate change on Arctic fish, eco-evolutionary dynamics in aquatic microcosms, the genomics of adaptation, and improving predicted extinction risks from climate change. We are looking for independent thinkers who will complement our research team. See our website for more information: http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/urban/
Come join a highly collaborative lab group situated in a top EEB program. The UConn EEB Department offers a highly collaborative environment at a leading public research university that is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.eeb.uconn.edu. The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments.
To apply, first send Mark Urban (firstname.lastname@example.org) a cover letter detailing your research interests and experience as well as a resume or curriculum vita. Include current GPA and GRE scores. After reviewing applicants, I will select a shortlist of candidates to apply more formally to our graduate program. Application period is rolling; review of applications will begin in October.
Candidates should have at least a Bachelor's degree, an excellent GPA (>3.5), above average GRE scores, and applicable research experience. Preference is given to students with proven research records, published scientific articles, external funding, Master’s degree, or substantial research experience (e.g., as a research technician). Applications from groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields are encouraged to apply. A number of University scholarships are available to top candidates.