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Graduate student position in ecology or evolution

University of Connecticut
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Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Water and Soil Resources
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Job Description:

Mark Urban’s lab in the ecology and evolutionary biology department atthe University of Connecticut is looking for Ph.D. candidates to beginFall 2018 application period. We address questions at the interface ofecology and evolution with a focus on understanding the creation andmaintenance of biodiversity and resilience of natural systems todisturbances such as climate change. Current projects include whole-pond manipulations of amphibian communities, understanding the effects of climate change on Arctic fish, eco-evolutionary dynamics in aquaticmicrocosms, the genomics of adaptation, and improving predictedextinction risks from climate change. We are looking for independentthinkers who will complement our research team. See our website for more information: join a highly collaborative lab group situated in a top EEBprogram. The UConn EEB Department offers a highly collaborativeenvironment at a leading public research university that is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. More information about the Department can be found at <>. The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments.



Candidates should have an excellent GPA (>3.5), above average GREscores, and applicable research experience. Preference is given tostudents with proven research records, published scientific articles,external funding, Master’s degree, or substantial research experience(e.g., as a research technician). Applications from groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields are encouraged to apply. A number of University scholarships are available to top candidates.

How to Apply:


To apply, first send Mark Urban (<>) a cover letter detailing your researchinterests and experience as well as a resume or curriculum vita. Include current GPA and GRE scores. After reviewing applicants, I will select a shortlist of candidates to apply more formally to our graduate program.