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PhD and MS opportunities

Wright State University Dayton, Ohio
Job Type Student / postdoc

I am seeking one PhD student and one MS student to join my laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wright State University. The general research focus of my lab is anthropogenic impacts on biogeochemical cycling at the aquatic-terrestrial interface. Potential research areas include hyperspectral sensing of dissolved organic matter in river and lake systems and production/export of dissolved organic matter in created and natural wetlands; however, the focus of the dissertation research is negotiable.

Funding is available through a combination of teaching and graduate research assistantships, and the student may start as early as Spring semester 2019. For the PhD, the student will be enrolled in Wright State’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences PhD program: http://science-math.wright.edu/environmental-sciences-phd. For the MS, the student will be enrolled in Wright State's Masters of Science Program in Biological Sciences: http://science-math.wright.edu/biology/programs/graduate/master-of-science-in-biological-sciences.

Qualifications include: Bachelors degree in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline; GRE scores within the last 5 y (scores lower than 300---Verbal plus Quantitative---are unlikely to be competitive); minimum GPA of 3.0; minimum IBT TOEFL score of 100 and ability to pass a verbal English test (foreign students only). Preferred qualifications include: Masters degree or equivalent experience (for the PhD student); interest and/or experience in field and laboratory research; strong written and oral communication skills; strong quantitative skills.

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, please send (1) a letter of intent describing your research interests and relevant work/educational experience, (2) curriculum vitae or resume, (3) university transcripts, and (4) GRE scores (unofficial copies ok for transcripts and GRE scores) to Dr. Katie Hossler at katie.hossler@wright.edu.

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