PhD Student – Fungal and Microbial Ecology – University of Memphis

I am looking for a PhD student(s) to start Fall 2018 to join the Brown Lab ( in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis. In the Brown Lab, we use a cross-domain approach (Fungi, Bacteria, Archaea, Algae, etc.) to ask questions about how communities are structured, how microbe-microbe or microbe-host interactions influence assembly, and how these communities play a role in ecosystem processes.

Research questions are open, but may include: snow-borne and alpine fungal and microbial community ecology, evolution of psychrophilic syntrophic associations, or urban microbial ecology.

Preferences given to candidates who have a strong background or interest in the following: next-generation sequence generation and analysis =96 including command line based analyses, familiarity with Fungi (as well as bacteria), and a strong sense of curiosity.

If interested, please contact me (Shawn Brown) at with =93Memphis PhD position=94 in the subject line. Include in the email (in PDF or .docx format) a short description of your interests, preferred study system, experience, and career goals that includes undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) GPA. Also include a CV/resume, GRE scores and unofficial transcripts. Applicants will be screened as interest is expressed and a Skype interview may be invited soon thereafter. Official U of M graduate application deadline is February 1, 2018 but materials should be in sooner.

This is an equal opportunity position and I welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.