PhD Assistanship – Indiana

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
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PhD position in amphibian ecotoxicology A PhD researcher position is available in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University for individuals with experience in ecotoxicology. Responsibilities include developing toxicity reference values for perfluorinated compounds in different amphibian species; designing and carrying out experiments; assisting with the design, creation, and use of a new database management application; supervising undergraduate students; writing research publications and reports; and presenting research findings at national and international conferences. The ability to work effectively in a research team is essential. Excellent written and oral communication skills and English proficiency are also required. Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources The department has a broad environmental scope with nationally ranked doctoral programs, emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches across a spectrum of research areas including ecology, genetics, forest biology, forest measurement and assessment/GIS, wood products, wildlife, fisheries and aquatic sciences, and natural resources social science (
Preferred Education and Experience Preferred candidates will have a M.S. in ecotoxicology or related field. Prior experience working with amphibians and/or perfluorinated compounds is highly desired. An affinity for database management and/or data science is also desired. Required Applicant Documents To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references. Materials should be submitted as pdf files via email to Maria S. Sepúlveda with the subject line “Application: PhD in Ecotoxicology.” The deadline for receiving completed applications is 31 October 2017.
Contact Person
Maria S. Sepulveda
Contact Phone
765 496 3428
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