Graduate positions in Molecular Ecology & Conservation at UMass Amherst

The Molecular Ecology & Conservation Lab at the University of

Massachusetts Amherst is recruiting graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.) to

begin summer or fall 2018. We conduct integrative studies in wildlife

genomics, physiology and ecology to understand animal performance,

distributions, population connectivity and adaptation. Much of our

research focuses on species of conservation concern and economic value

in marine and freshwater ecosystems (e.g., marine turtles and fishes),

and generally falls under one or multiple of three broad research

topics: 1) Global Change, 2) Conservation Management, 3) Ecological


UMass Amherst consistently ranks in the Top 30 US national public

universities and Amherst recently ranked #6 in small towns of the United

States. Research opportunities include field and laboratory projects the

Gloucester Marine Station and potential to collaborate with state and

federal agencies such as the MA Division of Marine Fisheries, USGS,

USFWS, US Forest Service, and NOAA. Interested candidates are encouraged

to visit the lab website to learn more about our research and lab

philosophy:  Application

deadlines for graduate programs are Dec 1/Dec 15 (varies by program).

Lisa M. Komoroske, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Conservation

University of Massachusetts Amherst

NRC Research Fellow | NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center