PhD and MS assistantship opportunities in aquatic ecology at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

We are currently searching for graduate students that would like to join

the aquatic ecology lab at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

to work with Dr. Lisa Kunza.  Applications are being considered for

Spring 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019. Our projects are

interdisciplinary in nature, with ongoing projects in our lab focusing

on biogeochemistry, metabolism, food web dynamics, fisheries, algal

ecology, biogeochemistry, and bacterial pathogenicity. Field work is

commonly occurring in Northwestern Montana, Grand Teton National Park,

Rapid City and on the Missouri River. Students with boating and kayaking

experience preferred.  See our lab website for more information

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Please submit CV, letter of interest, and contact information for 3

references to <>. In

addition, to be considered for assistantship opportunities file an

official application submission to the Atmospheric and Environmental

Sciences program via the graduate school:


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is located in Rapid City,

SD, which is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population

of 73,569 and metropolitan population of 197,628) and is nestled at the

foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National

Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University.

Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round

recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing,

snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information

about  Rapid City visit:


Dr. Lisa Kunza

Assistant Professor

Program of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

501 E. St. Joseph St

Rapid City, SD 57701

phone: 605-394-2449

fax: 605-394-6061