Seeking a new PhD student for 2016+, UMass

FW by Andy W
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The Stinson Lab is recruiting a Ph.D. student to study the evolutionary ecology of plants in the Brassicaceae in high altitude ecosytems. The student will contribute to collaborative research on plant interactions with microbial and insect communities, as well as phytochemical responses of plants to global change factors. There will be broad opportunities to develop independent research in this area and a choice of applying through the Organismic & Evolutionary Biology or the Environmental Conservation graduate programs. Academic year activities will take place on campus in Amherst Massachusetts, in the beautiful five-college area of the Pioneer Valley. Summers are spent at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado (RMBL), a premier field station hosting research in population, community and ecosystem ecology. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Kristina Stinson
(kstinson@eco.umass.edu) with a brief summary of research interests, publication history, and research experience, including field-work. The position can begin as early as spring semester 2016, negotiable.
Applicants who have earned an M.S. in a related field are preferred, but recent bachelor’s degree students with research experience will also be considered, particularly those with demonstrated experience or interest in phytochemistry, plant-fungal and/or plant-insect interactions and plant ecology. Demonstration of strong writing skills is critical.

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