The Becker lab at the University of Alabama is seeking a highly motivated
PhD or MS student to begin in Spring, Summer or Fall 2018.
Research will focus on the integrative mechanisms that underlie
host-pathogen-microbiome interactions in amphibians. The student will
conduct fieldwork and/or laboratory experiments in tropical and/or
temperate systems to understand how environmental change and biotic forces
impact the risk of chytridiomycosis in amphibians with aquatic larvae and
direct development. Research involves fungal culturing, molecular analyses
of host skin microbiota, laboratory experiments, data management and
analysis, manuscript preparation and submission, and animal care.
Applicants should be highly motivated and prepared to conduct independent
field and laboratory research.
All application materials should be completed online via the University of
Alabama Graduate School application portal:
Deadline for spring admission: Dec-10
The position comes with a full tuition waiver, a competitive 12
month stipend and health insurance. Funding is available as a Graduate
Teaching Assistant through the Department of Biological Sciences. Highly
qualified applicants may be considered for Graduate School Fellowships,
which offer a Research Assistantship during the studentขs first year.
Funding for summer fieldwork expenses and conference attendance are
Additional information is available from the following links:
Gui Beckerขs profile page: https://bsc.ua.edu/profiles/gui-becker/
Department of Biological Sciences: *http://bsc.ua.edu/*
Graduate School: *http://graduate.ua.edu*
University of Alabama: *http://www.ua.edu*
Outdoor opportunities in Alabama: *http://www.outdooralabama.com