PhD Position in Evolutionary Ecology – Texas

Agency
University of Texas at Arlington
Location
Arlington TX
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$24000/year
Start Date
01/01/2020
Last Date to Apply
09/30/2019
Description
The Walsh lab at the University of Texas at Arlington is recruiting PhD students for the Spring or Fall 2020. Research in the Walsh addresses questions at the interface of ecology and evolution in aquatic environments. Recent foci include brain size evolution in killifish on the island of Trinidad and the evolution of transgenerational plasticity in zooplankton located in lakes in Connecticut (see http://walshlab.weebly.com). In particular, I am seeking a student that will contribute to a funded NSF CAREER grant that is testing the influence of phenotypic plasticity on adaptation using resurrected populations of Daphnia following a shift in the environment in lakes in Wisconsin. Students with interests in the evolutionary ecology are encouraged to apply. If interested, please send a brief statement of interests, CV, and GRE scores to Matt Walsh (matthew.walsh@uta.edu). Review of applicants will begin immediately. For more information about the lab, see http://walshlab.weebly.com/. For information regarding the graduate program at UTA, please see http://www.biology.uta.edu. UTA offers very competitive stipends that include a tuition waiver and health insurance coverage. Arlington is a city of approximately 365,000 and is conveniently located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a workforce of over two million people. The city has 82 public parks, including River Legacy Parks, a 1,300-acre oasis on the Trinity River in the heart of north Arlington. Arlington is the home of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Texas Rangers Ballpark, and Six Flags Over Texas. Cost of living is relatively low for a major metropolitan area. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth largest airport in the US. More information on the city of Arlington can be found at www.experiencearlington.org.
Qualifications
BS in ecology and evolution or a related field.
Contact Person
Matthew Walsh
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