[ES_JOBS_NET] Graduate student opportunities in microbial ecology
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Nov 4 09:32:41 MST 2015
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:13:53 -0500
From: Rima Franklin <rima.franklin at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Graduate student opportunities in microbial ecology
The Franklin lab at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking graduate
students interested in microbial ecology and environmental
from both M.S. and Ph.D. students are welcome. The specific research area
may be somewhat flexible depending on the interest and qualifications of
the student, but expertise in some or all of the following areas is
desired: microbial ecology, metagenomics, bioinformatics, multivariate
statistics, biogeochemistry, and soil or wetland ecology. More information
about specific projects can be found at www.people.vcu.edu/~rbfranklin
Interested students should contact Dr. Rima Franklin (rbfranklin at vcu.edu)
to discuss their interests *before *applying. With this initial email,
provide the following: (i) a brief description of your research interests
and career goals, (ii) a resume/CV highlighting any relevant coursework and
experience, (iii) unofficial transcripts, and (iv) the names and contact
information for three references.
Potential Ph.D. students will be directed to apply to the VCU Integrative
Life Sciences graduate program (http://lifesciences.vcu.edu). Their
application deadline is February 1, 2016.
Potential M.S. students will be directed to apply to the VCU MS Program in
Their application deadline is January 15, 2016.
Graduate assistantships are available in both programs to competitive
The Franklin Lab is located in the Department of Biology at Virginia
Commonwealth University (http://biology.vcu.edu/) in Richmond, Virginia.
is the largest public university in Virginia with a strong and growing
program in ecology. In addition to opportunities within the Department of
Biology, students may become involved in research associated with VCU
Integrative Life Sciences Program (http://lifesciences.vcu.edu/), the VCU
Center for Environmental Studies (http://ces.vcu.edu/) and the Rice Rivers
Center (http://www.vcu.edu/rice/). Richmond is located on the James River
in central Virginia, and is only a few hours drive from the Blue Ridge
Mountains, Virginia Beach and Washington, D.C. More information about
Richmond can be found at: http://www.vcu.edu/about/richmond.html.
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