The Hynson lab at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Department of Botany is currently recruiting highly motivated, enthusiastic, and well-qualified graduate students for Fall 2016 enrollment. In particular, I am seeking students interested in the ecology and evolution of terrestrial orchid mycorrhizae. However, students with strong backgrounds in fungal biology, ecology and/or evolution that are interested in systems other than orchid mycorrhizae will also be considered. I am primarily seeking graduate student applicants at the PhD level, but will consider MSc applicants as well. Interested parties should send by email me a copy of their current academic resume or CV, their unofficial transcripts and a brief statement of their research interests for grad school.
For more information on the Hynson Lab and how to apply see: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~
Graduate Assistantships in Synthetic Ecology and the Evolution of Symbiosis
Graduate assistantships are available to support Masters or PhD students in Erik Hom’s laboratory at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). The Hom lab is generally interested in understanding how biotic and abiotic factors facilitate the formation, persistence, and evolution of species interactions, notably those that are symbiotic. We are particularly fond of studying the interactions between fungi and algae and use a predominantly synthetic approach to address our questions (see Science 345:94-98). Our lab is seeking bright, highly motivated students with an appetite for learning to join us in pursuing research projects of mutual interest in areas that include (but are not limited to): experimental evolution, synthetic ecology, EcoEvoDevo, eukaryotic metagenomics, bioinformatics, and the ecology of microbial consortia. Stipend support will be a combination of research and teaching assistantships, and includes tuition waivers and health benefits.
The University of Mississippi is in an exciting phase of institutional growth and is located in Oxford, a vibrant and idyllic college town in northern Mississippi, about 75 mi south of Memphis, TN. If you are into football, William Faulkner, local music, and/or fine food, Oxford is a fun town! Requirements for graduate admissions can be found here: http://goo.gl/t1CfcR. The desired start date for these positions is August 2015 (although January 2015 may be possible). Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Those with a strong interest in STEM education and outreach within an underserved region are also encouraged to apply.
1) a cover letter explaining your specific research interest(s) and qualifications/research experience,
2) your curriculum vitae,
3) a scientific writing sample,
4) school transcript(s),
5) GRE scores (note: quantitative and verbal scores should each be >150), and
6) contact information for at least 3 references.