Fellowships - Graduate - Internship Opportunities



EPA Conservation Activities and Nutrient and Water Quality Research Fellowship (Posted 8/20/20)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Corvallis, OR
Reference Code: EPA-ORD-CPHEA-PESD-2020-03
Apply by September 30. 2020, 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
For more information, go here.

Graduate-level fellowship with USFS Pacific Northwest Research (Posted 8/20/20)

The PNW Research Station is recruiting an Ecologist to work at the GS-09 equivalent level in a temporary position (up to 4 years depending on funding). This position will be filled through the ORISE recent graduates fellowship program. The successful candidate will work on a dynamic research team led by Dr. Paul Hessburg investigating landscape level changes and future trajectories of western US forest ecosystems. This position is well suited for those who have experience and a strong interest in using ecological models, spatial and statistical analyses, data visualizations and big data methods to solve complex ecological problems. This position is located at the USDA Forest Service Research Lab in Wenatchee, Washington 

The ORISE recent graduates fellowship program requires that the candidate has graduated with a Masters or PhD degree within the past five years. The degree should be in ecology, landscape ecology, fire ecology, wildlife ecology, information science, or related disciplines that have proficient skills in ecological modeling. The successful candidate will use statistical and geographic information system (GIS) software such as R, Python, ArcGIS, as well as forest landscape modeling software including LANDIS-II, Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS), and FlamMap 6 (FARSITE).


  • The candidate will be expected to be self-directed within a highly collaborative research environment. The position requires someone who can operate independently while participating in the collaborative culture of the team.
  • Provides GIS and database expertise to support ecology-based activities to include the collection and integration of data into a GIS, the processing, analysis and modeling of spatial data, and the provision of GIS products. Assembles, evaluates, and summarizes environmental and spatial data in order to run simulation models, summarize output for analysis, and perform statistical analyses.
  • Creates, analyzes, and interprets digital spatial data. Processes raw image files, views, and interprets mono- and stereo- aerial imagery; performs quality assurance/quality control assessments; gathers, organizes, and interprets data and helps to develop proposals and complete reports.
  • Manages development, maintenance, and application processes of selected databases in support of unit planning and implementation processes. Assembles, manages, evaluates, and summarizes ecological datasets from a wide variety of climate, vegetation, and physical databases.
  • Incorporates ecological datasets into statistical modeling workflows including multivariate statistics, regression modeling, and machine learning for prediction, interpretation, and synthesis.
  • Provides technical advice for specific projects as they relate to spatial data requirements. Keeps updated with latest developments in GIS technology and information management principles. Assists in developing workflow and automation via scripting routines for developing, analyzing, and integrating spatial data into a common standard.
  • Assists in assembling background data and literature references, writing descriptions of methods and preparing tables, graphs, text and maps to summarize results.
  • Supports workflow modeling efforts, lead discrete tasks and projects, and make regular recommendations for process and productivity tool improvements.
  • Health benefits are available through ORISE.

To learn more about the job duties, current projects, or other questions about the position, contact Nick Povak () or Paul Hessburg ().


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Post-Doc @ Univ of Florida; Climate change, Range Shifts, Invasion (Posted 9/9/20)

Invasive species range shifts under climate change

Postdoctoral Fellow:
Salary: $53,000 (plus benefits; 2-year position)
Start date: January 1, 2021
Location: University of Florida, Gainesville

The Global Change and Ecology Lab (www.schefferslab.com) at UF seeks a postdoctoral scientist interested in modeling the range shifts of invasive animal species of the SE USA and devising management scenarios for range shifting invasive species. The post-doc will be part of a large collaborative team of researchers and managers including University of Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, USGS, and other regional partners. This postdoc position is funded by the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC).

This project has theoretical roots in biogeography and macroecology of invasive species but strongly emphasizes management and stakeholder engagement. In addition to predicting the response of invasive animal species to climate change, the successful applicant will implement prioritization schemes, assess the extent to which different management programs may help limit future invasion, and work closely with regional stakeholders to address issues on invasive species range shifts.

The applicant should be familiar with principles of invasion ecology or conservation biology. Desirable skills and experience include spatial analyses (e.g., connectivity analyses, spatial prioritization, stochastic spatial processes) and wildlife and/or invasive species management. A strong familiarity in R and/or Python is a necessity for this position.

We seek to find an applicant with a strong work ethic, showcasing a consistent track record in publishing research. Other desirable qualifications include creativity in addressing classical problems, clear and concise writing skills, and strong communication skills.

A PhD must be defended by December 2021 in an ecological or conservation related field. To be considered for this position, please send a single .pdf containing a 1-2 page cover letter describing your research experience and interest in this position; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three professional references (name, affiliation, email) to Brett Scheffers () with subject heading: Scheffers Invasion Post-doc

Review of applications will begin on Sept 18th, 2020 and remain open until position is filled. Short-listed applicants will be notified and invited for an interview. 


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Two grad positions at Idaho State University Urban Stream DOC

PhD and DA positions open to start Summer 2021: spatial and temporal patterns of dissolved organic carbon in urban streams

Two graduate positions available on an NSF-funded collaborative project on urban aquatic DOC. Students will be part of a team working in 5 urban areas across the US to understand human and biophysical drivers of DOC dynamics over space and time. The PhD and DA students will be part of a team collecting data in Salt Lake City, UT. Research will include field sampling, high-frequency sensors, lab experiments and analysis. Students will learn a variety of spatial and time-series analysis tools and have the opportunity to lead analysis and writing and collaborate as part of a larger team on comparative papers.

Funding: Funding for the PhD student is a mix of research and teaching assistantships, with summer funding. Funding for the DA student is as a fellowship with additional summer funding. The DA program is a unique program for students who are interested in a teaching-focused career. It is a highly flexible program that includes pedagogical training, teaching internships, as well as disciplinary research and a dissertation. I'd be excited to collaborate with a student in this program to develop curricular or outreach materials related to this research.

Preferences and Requirements: The DA applicants should have a master's degree. PhD applications with a master's degree will be given preference. She will also consider applications for MS students for this project. See here for more information about our degree programs and requirements.**Note that while the Biology Dept does require the GRE, I do not consider these scores in choosing prospective students. If your scores are not above the minimum application requirements, don't let that stop you from applying!

If interested, please send a letter with your research interests, experiences, and career goals, and a CV to Dr. Rebecca Hale at by Oct 31st. 


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Postdoctoral Fellow (Posted 8/24/20)
O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University
Apply by August 31, 2020
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PhD assistantship - Drivers of wetland greenhouse gas emissions (Posted 9/2/20)

Applicants are invited for one doctoral student to join the lab of Dr. Andrew Mehring at the University of Louisville. The position will focus on the drivers of wetland greenhouse gas emissions, and may involve the effects of nutrient inputs, algae, macrophytes, and benthic invertebrates (or larger fauna) on fluxes of methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide. Preferred experience: related coursework in ecology, and field research experience in wetlands or other aquatic ecosystems. Initial support is provided by a teaching assistantship (research assistantship when available). The Department of Biology is waiving GRE score requirements during the pandemic, but potential applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.00. To inquire, submit (via e-mail) a cover letter with a brief (~1-2 pages) review of your research experience, interests, and goals and a CV to: Andrew S. Mehring, Ph.D. (), Department of Biology, University of Louisville. Applications will be r eviewed on October 15. Preferred start date is January 2021. For more information on current and past research, go here.


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PhD Position: Forest restoration, soil health, & water quality (Posted 9/2/20)
Mississippi State University
Review of candidates will begin on September 15, 2020
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Graduate student positions in plant population ecology at UNR (Posted 8/24/20)

The Shriver Lab at the University of Nevada-Reno is recruiting 1-2 graduate students (Ph.D. or M.S.) to join the lab beginning the fall of 2021.

Their research seeks to understand and predict the demography and dynamics of plant populations. They use a combination of field monitoring data, remote sensing, and modeling to understand the drivers and resilience of plants populations in the face global change, how disturbance and human management alter plant populations, and use this information to help inform management decisions (e.g. restoration).

Potential research topics include (but are not limited to):
(1) Forecasting plant restoration outcomes
(2) Understanding how climate and disturbance impact plant dynamics and resilience across space and time
(3) Improving our understanding of restoration outcomes with modeling
(3) Scaling demographic inference to large spatial scales

The ideal candidates for the positions have previous ecological research and data analysis experience (e.g. R, statistics coursework), is highly self-motivated, and has a strong interest in ecological modeling and being a part of a collaborative team. While field work can be a major component of a project, this is not required.

If interested, please contact Dr. Bob Shriver at by October 15th, 2020 with the following as attachments: (1) A one-page cover letter briefly describing your research interests, research experience, and degree program of choice (M.S. or PhD) (2) your resume/CV including contact information for at least two professional references, and (3) unofficial transcripts.

UNR Graduate Program Information:
Candidates will have the option of entering through either the program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (EECB) or Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES). These programs are part of the UNR Graduate School and students are encouraged to read through the program specific and graduate school websites for more information about eligibility, admissions, and life in Reno.

UNR is a Carnegie classified R1 institution with a wonderful community of basic and applied quantitative ecologists. Reno is at the western edge of the Great Basin and base of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains with incredible access to outdoor recreational activities including skiing, climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. We are ~45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 2.5 hours from Yosemite and Lassen National Parks, and 3.5 hours from San Francisco Bay Area. Reno also has a diverse artistic and cultural community with much to offer.


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PhD Research Assistantship - SUNY ESF - Migration Ecology (Posted 9/2/20)

Fully-funded Research Assistantship - January 2021

Incorporating migration ecology, climate science, and human dimensions research into conservation planning for waterfowl and recreationists

PhD in Fish and Wildlife Biology and Management, Conservation Biology, or Applied Ecology Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Start Date: January 2021, open until filled. Application due by 1 November 2019.

Description and requirements: We seek a highly-motivated and experienced individual to enroll in ESF's doctoral program to build upon our prior research focused on migration modeling and predicted changes in distributions of waterfowl during the non-breeding season. In partnership with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, the selected individual will analyze 60-years of bi-weekly waterfowl survey and hunter activity data to develop migration models for use in conservation and recreation planning. They also will incorporate additional waterfowl and recreationist (i.e., hunters and birders) datasets from throughout North America, including use of citizen science data on waterfowl abundance and birding activity (use of eBird data and collaboration with Cornell Lab of Ornithology expected) to investigate relationships between recreational activity and changes in waterfowl distributions and abundances. The project includes 3 aims 1) development of weather-based migration models for waterfowl, 2) estimating past and future changes in migration timing using climate change models, and 3) determining impacts to recreational activity. The project unique provides opportunities to collaborate with a diversity of state and federal wildlife biologists, climate-modelers, human dimensions experts, and waterfowl and wetlands conservation stakeholders. Strong data management skills and organization of large datasets required.

Compensation: The Research Assistantship is $28,500 per year for 4-years, with full tuition waiver plus medical insurance.

Program Requirements: Competitive applicants typically have a GPA 3.5 or higher and GRE scores above average in all categories with 2 of the 3 scores > 75th percentile; prior publications or manuscripts in review, and experience with birds and bird migration preferred.

Applying: Email a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores (preferably as a single pdf) to Dr. Michael Schummer (). After an interview, the successful applicant will be encouraged to apply to the Graduate School at SUNY ESF. GRE scores may be waived if they were not taken prior to COVID pandemic events.

Location: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), Syracuse, New York. SUNY ESF is home to the fourth largest undergraduate and graduate education program in wildlife science, conservation biology, and aquatic and fisheries science in the United States; it is by far the largest such program in the northeastern region. SUNY ESF is located in central New York with abundant outdoor and cultural opportunities with the Finger Lakes wine region, many state properties and national wildlife refuges, Lake Ontario, the 6.1 million-acre Adirondack Park, High Peaks Region, Lake Placid Olympic Village, and New York City nearby. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex, the first Important Bird Area designated in New York, is less than an hour drive from campus. With its diverse lakes and wetlands, myriad breeding, migrating, and wintering birds, and a landscape rich in human history, the region provides an ideal place for study of wetland-wildlife. In collaboration with a diversity of con servation stakeholders throughout North America, we meet the challenges of a changing world.

Ecological Modeling Research - Postdoctoral (Posted 8/24/20)
US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center
U.S. Department of Defense
New York, NY
Reference No.: ERDC-EL-2020-0017
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MS Assistantship - Microbial ecology and carbon cycling of coastal Alaskan wetlands (Posted 9/17/20)
Utah State University
Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
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Two Ph.D. Positions open at the University of Virginia Department of Environmental Sciences (Posted 9/9/20)

Dr. Howard Epstein and collaborators at UVA are looking for two motivated graduate students to work on an NSF-funded Navigating the New Arctic project, using field-based sensor data to understand coupled natural-built environments in Utqiagvik, Alaska. The transdisciplinary project includes environmental scientists, local residents of Utqiagvik, architects and designers, social scientists, and data scientists to explore how the built environment interacts with natural systems, and how to use this information in design and planning decisions. Co-production of knowledge with the local community is a key component of the project, and team members are studying how an interdisciplinary team communicates with each other, and community partners. The two positions will focus on terrestrial or aquatic components of the system.

Terrestrial: This Ph.D. project will be co-advised by Dr. Epstein and Dr. Luis Felipe Murillo Rosado (UVA School of Data Science) to install a network of micrometeorological stations monitoring land-atmosphere interactions along coastal and urban gradients. Extensive datasets will be analyzed to understand how components of the built environment influence local meteorological conditions, and part of the project will include strategies for making the data accessible to various stakeholders.

Aquatic: This Ph.D. project will be co-advised by Dr. Epstein and Dr. Claire G. Griffin (UVA Environmental Sciences). A network of water level and water quality sensors in ponds and lagoons throughout Utqiagvik and the adjacent tundra will be used to understand interactions between infrastructure and hydrochemistry at a landscape scale, and include significant data visualization/accessibility components.

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, data science, ecology, or related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
• Previous research experience is preferred, especially with regard to using environmental sensing equipment, handling large data sets, and time series analyses.
• Interest in field and data science and strong communication skills are required. This project centers on collaboration with a wide range of team members, including Utqiagvik residents, architects, designers, and social scientists. Willingness to listen and engage with a diverse group is essential.
• Ability to travel and work during sometimes extreme conditions is key – site visits may include winter weather, with temperatures as low as -40F. Summer conditions will often be wet, buggy, and with 24hr of sunlight.
Start date: Jan 2021 or Summer 2021 – there is some flexibility, but the aim is to have graduate students join for our inaugural summer field season in June 2021.

Compensation: Students will be supported by a combination of RA and TA appointments, and the details can be discussed with Dr. Epstein.

To apply: Contact Dr. Epstein prior to application to discuss projects at . Students who are interested should contact Dr. Epstein by October 1st, 2020, and send a brief description of their research interests and experience, a CV/resume, and informal transcripts. Information on applying to UVA can be found here. Applications fees may be waived on request. Candidates from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ph.D. position in plant ecology and remote sensing at the University of Virginia (Posted 9/2/20)

The Plant Ecology and Remote Sensing Lab in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking Ph.D. students interested in studying the climate-vegetation interactions from leaf to global scales.

They have projects using noel field observations, controlled experiments, satellite remote sensing, and models to understand the impact of climate change on vegetation function and structure. We use a wide range of remote sensing tools including hyperspectral remote sensing, measurements of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence, thermal remote sensing, and LiDAR. StudentsÂ’ research projects are flexible and depend on their interests.

Highly-motivated students with a background in remote sensing, ecosystem ecology, ecophysiology, or land surface modeling would be strong fits. Interested students should send a CV with GPA and TOEFL (if applicable), and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Xi Yang (). Please email with the title “UVa Ph.D. Program [Your name]”. We are looking for one student to start in the fall of 2021.

Students from under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply! For international students, it is possible to start remotely given the current situation.

Information about the Department of Environmental Sciences can be found here.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University PhysicianÂ’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our personnel. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

UVa provides a competitive package for graduate students, including stipends, health insurance, and other benefits.

Ph.D. positions in boreal forest ecology at the University of Virginia (Posted 9/2/20)

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking 1-2 Ph.D. students to work with Xi Yang and Howie Epstein on an NSF-funded project that studies the function and structure of various vegetation communities within boreal forests, and their role in the carbon cycle using field observations and remote sensing. They use a wide range of remote sensing tools including imaging spectroscopy, solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence, thermal remote sensing, LiDAR, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Students are expected to conduct fieldwork in Alaska. Highly-motivated students with a background in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: remote sensing, ecosystem ecology, or ecophysiology. Strong programming and quantitative skills are also beneficial for the applicant. Interested students should send a CV, informal transcript, and TOEFL scores (if applicable), and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Xi Yang () and Dr. Howie Epstein ().

Please email with the title “UVa Ph.D. Program [Your name]”. We are looking for one to two students, and at least one student to start the spring of 2020 (early to mid-January).

Information about the Department of Environmental Sciences can be found here.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University PhysicianÂ’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our personnel. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


MS Assistantship: soil science / rare plant recovery (Posted 9/2/20)

Applications for a Master's level graduate research assistantship in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. The assistantship will begin in Summer 2021.

The student selected for this position will participate in a study exploring the ecology and management of an endangered plant, Umtanum desert buckwheat, in Washington state. The student will play a central role in characterizing the soil environment of current and potential sites, evaluating seedling survival, and developing outplanting protocols. This project is funded in part by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Restoration and Recovery Programs.

They encourage applications from students with strong interests in soil science, plant biology, and ecological restoration. The successful student will have:
• An undergraduate degree in soil science, biology, ecology, natural resources management, or a related field
• Proven ability to conduct ecological field work, with a broad grounding in natural and core sciences
• Experience with field equipment and techniques relevant to the project as well as the ability and willingness to conduct field work under diverse conditions that include frequent or extended periods of travel, primitive housing, or camping in remote settings
• Experience with standard methods of soil sampling and studying seedling biology
• Strong quantitative skills and willingness to learn appropriate statistical techniques
• Competent computer skills including proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, statistical (especially R), and database management software
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Proven ability to work both as a respectful/cooperative team member and independently, to set and attain goals, and to give acute attention to details and deadlines
• Ability to drive a vehicle on and off road

The student will be co-supervised by Drs. Brittany Johnson and Jonathan Bakker. The student will have opportunities to collaborate with organizations such as the UW Botanic Gardens, Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation, and Hanford Reach National Monument.

Individuals from underserved urban, rural and tribal backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Inquiries should be sent to Drs. Brittany Johnson () and Jonathan Bakker (). Applications should include a CV and a statement of research interests that articulates how the applicant meets the expectations of this position. Applications received by October 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. The successful applicant will be expected to apply to SEFS by its application deadline (December 1, 2020). Information about the SEFS graduate program can be found here.


M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship - Wetland Assessment of Woody Vegetation, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program, West Virginia University (Posted 9/2/20)

STARTING DATE: January 2021

CLOSING DATE: Position is open until filled.

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in: wetland mitigation, restoration ecology, the improvement of wetland assessment metrics, and contributing to science that will influence policy? If so, this Graduate Research Assistantship is for you.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is currently revising performance standards for wetland mitigation (restoration) projects. In support of this endeavor, West Virginia University is implementing an applied research project to evaluate woody vegetation growth, particularly stem area at groundline as a metric for ecological success capturing woody growth and function as a potential success metric for wetland mitigation in West Virginia. This project will use existing protocols and develop new methods that will be applied to targeted wetland restoration sites throughout West Virginia, assess whether the time sequence trends are indicative of a successful restoration trajectory and calibrate as necessary for West Virginia conditions, and determine any constraints on this method that would inhibit or limit its adoption as a performance standard tied to wetland credit release. Opportunities for additional research questions related to wildlife, invertebrates, or hydr ology are possible for exceptional candidates.

Student will be supported by a Research Assistantship with funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The student will be working toward an M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources at West Virginia University.

QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. in Wildlife, Wetlands, Forestry, Ecology, Environmental Science, or closely related field. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and combined quantitative/verbal GRE scores of 300. A strong interest in wetland mitigation or restoration ecology is required. Previous experience with wetlands and trees/shrubs is highly desired.

STIPEND: $18,000/year plus health insurance and university tuition waiver.

CONTACT: Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, a 500-word statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research and career goals, etc.), copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF document to Dr. Jim Anderson at .

Dr. James T. Anderson
West Virginia University
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources Morgantown, WV 26506-6125 USA Telephone (304) 293-3825


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PhD Opportunity in microplastics and freshwater biofilm structure & function (Posted 8/24/20)

Interested in the effects of microplastics on community metabolism and periphyton (aka biofilms) in lakes?

The Rooney Lab is recruiting a PhD student to work on a manipulative mesocosm experiment at the renowned Experimental Lakes Area.

Rooney Lab research addresses environmental challenges that threaten our freshwater resources using principles of ecology and evolution. We study how aquatic ecosystems respond to multiple stressors like climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction and how these alter biotic communities and valuable ecosystem services. Learn more here.

Graduate School: student will be enrolled at the University of Waterloo, Biology Dept. starting January 2020. Domestic students are guaranteed a min annual stipend of $25,000/yr. More details here.

Requirements: BSc. or MSc. in Biology, Environment Science, or related field; experience or interest in field ecology, aquatic ecology, carbon and oxygen flux measurements, algae and microbial communities; bioinformatics; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively; strong quantitative and communication skills

Instructions: Email , Subject: Microplastics 2021; 1) cover letter stating your research interests and how they align with the Rooney Lab’s research program and your reasons for pursuing a grad degree; 2) a short CV noting your cumulative average and your average for the last 2 years of your last degree; 3) unofficial university transcripts; and 4) contact information for 3 references. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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