The Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University, a "Doctoral Research - Extensive" state university, has an opening for a PhD Graduate Research Assistant in marine molecular ecology. The appointment will begin in the summer or fall semester of 2018. This position involves participation in an NSF-funded PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) Project to examine genetic and species-level changes in marine biodiversity over the past century of intense fisheries exploitation and habitat degradation in the Philippines. The successful candidate will be expected to live in the Philippines during summer sessions to conduct research in the field and laboratory in a collaborative, multinational setting.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree at the time of employment, and demonstrate interest or experience in molecular ecology, population genomics, marine phylogeography, or a closely related field. Competitive applicants will have some experience conducting molecular ecology research in the field and/or laboratory; AAUS Scientific Diver certification is desired. Underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should send an email to Kristene Parsons (email@example.com) that includes (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, prior research, and future career goals, (2) your curriculum vitae, (3) a copy of your college transcript(s), and (4) the names, telephone numbers, and addresses (postal and email) of three references. Review of applications will begin in February, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. For more information about the department, other faculty and students, please see the websites of the Department of Biological Sciences (http://www.odu.edu/biosci) and Kent Carpenter (http://www.odu.edu/directory/people/k/kcarpent). Additional information on the Philippine PIRE Project can be found at https://sites.wp.odu.edu/PIRE/. AA/EOE/M/F/Disability/VETS/Drug Free.