OKLAHOMA

Agency
Oklahoma State University
Location
Stillwater, OK
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
19944 - 23175
Start Date
01/15/2022
Last Date to Apply
09/15/2021
Website
http://bozhangophelia.weebly.com/
Description
The Zhang Lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, is keen to recruit two bright and highly motivated graduate students (one M.S. and one Ph.D.) to join our lab for Spring 2022. Our lab is interested in understanding and predicting how global changes and anthropogenic disturbances affect ecological dynamics at regional and global scales via scaling up individual behaviors and interactions between organisms and environments. We use a wide range of approaches, including long-term field data, greenhouse/laboratory experiments, and mathematical modeling. (http://bozhangophelia.weebly.com/index.html) We are currently interested in two main projects: 1) How do climate and anthropogenic factors drive biological invasions? and 2) How does modeling movement project ecological dynamics at large scales? Students will also be encouraged to develop their projects under the lab’s general interest. 1. Salary/Benefit: Graduate students are supported by teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or fellowships. Graduate teaching assistantship are readily available, and the 9-month stipend is $19,944 (for M.S. students) and $23,175 (for Ph.D. students). 2. Qualifications: Applicants should have: 1) A B.S. in biology, ecology, or a related field; 2) An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Desired qualifications include: 1) Experience in greenhouse studies, especially in the soil microbiome; or 2) Laboratory experience with the nematode worm, C. elegans; and 3) Willingness to learn computer programming skills. 3. Applications: If you are interested in working with me, I strongly recommend that you reach out to me before applying for graduate study. Applicants must create a single PDF with the name containing the first and last name of applicant. Send the PDF to Dr. Bo Zhang by email to: bozhang@okstate.edu before September 15, 2021. The PDF must contain: 1) A brief research interest; 2) Curriculum Vitae or resumé; and 3) Names and contact information for three professional references. We no longer require GRE scores. 4. Location and facilities: Oklahoma State University is classified as R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is a land grant institution with an enrollment of about 25,000 students located midway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The Department of Integrative Biology takes an integrative approach to research in organismal biology, focusing on increasing our knowledge of organisms and their environments through studies ranging from the molecular to the ecosystem levels. We have a friendly and collegial department with a very active graduate student community. Our faculty work in areas of ecology, evolution, behavior, physiology, and ecotoxicology. https://integrativebiology.okstate.edu/
Qualifications
1. Salary/Benefit: Graduate students are supported by teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or fellowships. Graduate teaching assistantship are readily available, and the 9-month stipend is $19,944 (for M.S. students) and $23,175 (for Ph.D. students). 2. Qualifications: Applicants should have: 1) A B.S. in biology, ecology, or a related field; 2) An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Desired qualifications include: 1) Experience in greenhouse studies, especially in the soil microbiome; or 2) Laboratory experience with the nematode worm, C. elegans; and 3) Willingness to learn computer programming skills. 3. Applications: If you are interested in working with me, I strongly recommend that you reach out to me before applying for graduate study. Applicants must create a single PDF with the name containing the first and last name of applicant. Send the PDF to Dr. Bo Zhang by email to: bozhang@okstate.edu before September 15, 2021. The PDF must contain: 1) A brief research interest; 2) Curriculum Vitae or resumé; and 3) Names and contact information for three professional references. We no longer require GRE scores.
Contact Person
Bo Zhang
Contact Phone
7868636668
Contact eMail
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