Graduate student position in ecology or evolution, UConn

Mark Urban’s lab in the ecology and evolutionary biology department at

the University of Connecticut is looking for Ph.D. candidates to begin

Fall 2018 application period. We address questions at the interface of

ecology and evolution with a focus on understanding the creation and

maintenance of biodiversity and resilience of natural systems to

disturbances such as climate change. Current projects include whole-pond

manipulations of amphibian communities, understanding the effects of

climate change on Arctic fish, eco-evolutionary dynamics in aquatic

microcosms, the genomics of adaptation, and improving predicted

extinction risks from climate change. We are looking for independent

thinkers who will complement our research team. See our website for more


Come join a highly collaborative lab group situated in a top EEB

program. The UConn EEB Department offers a highly collaborative

environment at a leading public research university that is committed to

fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. More information

about the Department can be found at

<>. The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in

the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the

$1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the

$1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments.

Candidates should have an excellent GPA (>3.5), above average GRE

scores, and applicable research experience. Preference is given to

students with proven research records, published scientific articles,

external funding, Master’s degree, or substantial research experience

(e.g., as a research technician). Applications from groups historically

underrepresented in STEM fields are encouraged to apply. A number of

University scholarships are available to top candidates.

To apply, first send Mark Urban (

<>) a cover letter detailing your research

interests and experience as well as a resume or curriculum vita. Include

current GPA and GRE scores. After reviewing applicants, I will select a

shortlist of candidates to apply more formally to our graduate program.