PhD position in Stream Ecology-Tennessee

Agency
Tennessee Tech University
Location
Cookeville, TN
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$1500/month plus tuition and fees
Start Date
08/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
07/21/2018
Website
https://sites.tntech.edu/jnmurdock/
Description
A PhD research assistantship is available at Tennessee Tech University to study the connections between watershed development and stream biodiversity, specifically related to rare, threatened, and invasive species. This research will take place on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, which is a hotspot for aquatic biodiversity. There is flexibility for the student to develop additional components of this project based upon their interests, which could be focused on macroinvertebrate, crayfish, or algal assemblages, aquatic/terrestrial energy linkages, or GIS-based watershed model development. This project will have a substantial macroinvertebrate component and experience with macroinvertebrate collection and identification is preferred but not required.
Qualifications
Qualifications: Master’s degree in aquatic ecology, macroinvertebrate or algal ecology, or closely related field at time of enrollment, with minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Interested applicants should send a (1) cover letter describing experience and goals, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial transcripts and GRE scores, and (4) contact information of 2 individuals familiar with research/academic performance to Dr. Justin Murdock at jnmurdock@tntech.edu. Position start date is August 2018.
Contact Person
Justin Murdock
Contact Phone
931-372-3147
Contact eMail
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