MS Graduate Assistantship in Soil Microbial Ecology – In San Antonio, Texas

Agency
University of Texas at San Antonio
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
2 years of funding at $18,000 stipend per year with a full tuition waiver
Start Date
08/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/15/2021
Description
One funded MS graduate assistantship in Dr. Allison Veach’s lab (www.veachlab.com) in the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology at the University of Texas at San Antonio is available starting Fall 2021. We seek an enthusiastic student interested in understanding how land management practices which increase water infiltration impact soil microbial communities and carbon storage. This is a 2-year funded project through the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The applicant will receive a stipend of $18,000 for a 12-month period for 2 years with a full tuition waiver. To apply for this position, submit an application as one PDF that includes: (1) a 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the position, (2) a CV, (3) contact information for at least two professional references, and (4) unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts to Dr. Allison Veach (allison.veach@utsa.edu). When submitting an application through email, please use the subject line "MS position application." The review process will begin immediately and remain open until May 15, 2021.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: - A B.S. or B.A. with emphasis in biology, ecology, microbiology, environmental science, or other related discipline - An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater Preferred Qualifications: - Coursework or experience in soil science, metagenomics, and bioinformatics - Demonstrated experience or interest in bioinformatics coding, statistical analysis, and molecular microbiology laboratory techniques -Willingness to work both in the field and in the laboratory
Contact Person
Allison Veach
Contact eMail
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