Two (2) Ph.D. positions available, beginning Fall/Winter 2019/2020
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
The Mahon laboratory in the Department of Biology at Central Michigan University has openings for two doctoral students to begin in January, 2020. These positions are available for full-time students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree focusing on Southern Ocean/Antarctic marine molecular ecology and benthic invertebrates.
Accepted applicants will work with Dr. Andrew Mahon and collaborators on projects involving population genomics, evolution, systematics, and/or phylogeography of benthic invertebrates in Antarctica. Work will incorporate modern molecular methods and bioinformatics in combination with significant field research to address important scientific questions on local, regional, and global scales. Student funding is available for both of these openings and guaranteed (with acceptable performance) for four years (12 months per year, ~$26,000/year plus full tuition waiver).
Interested parties should contact Dr. Andrew Mahon directly before applying to the program (contact information below) with a statement of interest and current CV. Additional information on ongoing research projects can be found at the Mahon Laboratory website (see below). Information and application materials for the Ph.D. program in Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (EES) is available at the CMU program’s website (https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/se/EES/Pages/default.aspx).
If interested please contact:
Dr. Andrew Mahon
Professor of Molecular Ecology
Department of Biology
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA 48859
Web Address: http://people.cst.cmich.edu/mahon2a
Successful applicants will have a Master’s degree (preferred) or a Bachelor’s of Science degree in a biological or related field.
Expertise needed: Applicants should have experience with biological research such as ecology, invertebrate zoology, molecular biology, and/or bioinformatics. Skills or interest in population genetics/genomics and/or bioinformatics are favored.