Monthly Archives: October 2009
The White Lab at Utah State University has an opening for a graduate student with interests in Macroecology, Community Ecology, or Ecological Theory/Modeling. Active areas of research in the White lab include broad scale patterns of biodiversity and body size, dynamics of ecological communities, and the use of sensor networks for studying ecological systems. We use computational, mathematical, and advanced statistical methods in much of our work, so students with an interest in these kinds of methods are encouraged to apply. Background in these quantitative techniques is not necessary, only an interest in learning and applying them. While students interested in one of the general areas listed above are preferred, students are encouraged to develop their own research projects depending upon their interests. Graduate students in the White lab are funded through a combination of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. are preferred, though exceptional students interested in a M.S. will be considered. Utah State University has an excellent graduate program in ecology with over 50 faculty and 80+ graduate students across campus affiliated with the USU Ecology Center (http://www.usu.edu/ecology/).
Additional information about the position and Utah State University is available here.
Interested students can find more information about the lab at our website.
If you are still interested after checking out the website you should contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a CV, GPA, GRE scores (if available), and a brief description of your general research interests.
DEADLINE: For full consideration, formal applications should be submitted by January 1st, 2009.
You can recognize a pioneer by the arrows in his back.
- Beverly Rubik
Some years ago, someone wrote a book called “The Seven Laws of Money.” One of the “laws” went something like this: “Do good work and don’t worry about money; it will come along as a side effect.” Whether or not that’s true of money, I don’t know, but in my experience, it’s true of credit for scientific work. Just make sure you keep working at important problems, enjoying a life of science, and don’t worry so much about credit. You will probably get what you deserve — as a side effect.
Nils Nilsson (via Vladimir Lifschitz)
Positions available to work within an integrated terrestrial and marine research program addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth. Candidates should have a strong publication record, relevant analytical and data handling skills, and an ability to communicate within a research team. Competitive salaries are offered.
Themes where we seek postdoctoral and/or PhD applications:
THEME 1 – MACROECOLOGIST/BIOGEOGRAPHER. Postdoc applications.
THEME 2 – SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELER. Postdoc applications and PhD stipends.
THEME 3 – PHYSICAL OR PALEO OCEANOGRAPHER . Postdoc applications.
THEME 4 – PLANKTON ECOLOGIST/BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHER. PhD stipends.
THEME 5 – CLIMATE CHANGE BIOLOGIST. Postdoc applications.
THEME 6 – FISHERIES ECOLOGIST/FISHERIES OCEANOGRAPHER . Postdoc applications and PhD stipends.
THEME 7 – FISHERIES/BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHER. Postdoc applications and PhD stipends.
THEME 8 – EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST. Postdoc applications.
THEME 9 – HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHER. Postdoc applications.
THEME 10 – BIOSTATISTICIAN/STATISTICAL BIOLOGIST. Postdoc applications.
THEME 11 -MIGRATION BIOLOGIST / ORNITHOLOGY. PhD stipends
THEME 12 –MACROECOLOGY OF VECTORBORN DISEASES . Postdoc applications.
THEME 13 – ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIST). PhD stipends.
THEME 14 – CONSERVATION ECOLOGIST/COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST. Postdoc applications.
THEME 15 – NATURE RESERVE SCIENTIST. Postdoc applications.
THEME 16 – CONSERVATION SCIENTIST. PhD stipends.
Fuller descriptions of individual positions within 16 themes are at http://www.bio.ku.dk/om/jobs. Application must be based on the full description of the positions, and submitted before 31 of October 2009. For enquiries about the program, contact Professor Carsten Rahbek, email@example.com.