Two MSc/PhD positions available for Fall 2019

 

The Garnas lab (http://mypages.unh.edu/garnaslab) seeks two highly motivated graduate students (MSc or PhD) to address basic and applied questions concerning the ecology, evolution, and functional role of insects and fungi in eastern North American forests. Both projects will be funded by teaching and/or research assistantships, or some combination therein. Details of each of the projects will be developed in accordance with project needs and student interests, but generally, one student with strong interests and experience in molecular ecology and another in forest/field ecology will be selected.

To apply for the PhD position you must have Masters degree or equivalent experience, or strong motivation.

The University of New Hampshire and the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment are home to a vibrant community of productive researchers with a strong commitment to student success. Located in the town of Durham, UNH is a beautiful campus surrounded by forest and natural landscapes. Only 30 minutes from the sea and less than 2 hours from the White Mountains, outdoor and other recreational activities abound, including right on campus.

Interested applicants, please send:
– a CV
– a brief summary of research interests and any relevant experience
– a brief statement regarding your motivation for pursuing post-graduate education in the field of ecology and evolution
– contact information for three references

as a single pdf file to jeff.garnas@unh.edu  . Positions are open until filled. Start date is negotiable but the ideal student would be able to begin in August or sooner.

In addition, we are also hiring several Summer field and lab technicians to work on various projects related to the Emerald ash borer, beech bark disease, and other forest health issues in New Hampshire and beyond.