Mark Urban’s lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut is looking for Ph.D. candidates for the 2020-2021 application period to begin Fall 2021. Our lab addresses 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/
Funded research assistantships available in a training program in urban ecology and landscape risk analysis through a newly funded training program. Contact me for more information or see our other posted ad.
Come join a highly collaborative lab group situated in a top EEB program. The UConn EEB Department offers a highly integrative 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 www.eeb.uconn.edu .
Candidates should have an excellent GPA (>3.5) and demonstrated research experience (e.g., publication, research experience, either academic or paid). 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 for top candidates. A strong potential exists for funding on external grants for students with relevant experience. 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, including current GPA scores by 15 November 2020. After reviewing applicants, I will select a shortlist of candidates to apply more formally to our graduate program.