The Kramer laboratory in the Department of Integrative Biology at the
University of South Florida (https://kramera3.github.io) is seeking
motivated graduate students (Ph.D. or M.S.) to study the dynamics of
extinction, species invasions, and/or species coexistence. The lab uses a
combination of laboratory and field experiments, quantitative models, and
computational analysis of big datasets to address basic and applied
questions about population dynamics and persistence. Potential study systems
range from zooplankton to microbes to emerging wildlife diseases. Successful
candidates can build on past studies and develop independent projects.
Examples of potential project areas include experimental tests of Allee
effects (positive density dependence), eco-evolutionary dynamics of mate
finding or competition, macroscale spread on networks, species coexistence
in freshwater zooplankton communities, or forecasting aquatic invasive species.
Competitive applicants will have research experience, quantitative skills
and strong oral and written communication abilities. Applicants with
previous experience in statistics, computer code, data visualization, and/or
freshwater ecology will be preferred.
Positions will be competitively funded through a combination of teaching and
research assistantship support. Tuition (not including fees), medical
insurance, and travel to professional meetings are covered. Students are
also encouraged to apply for external fellowships such as the National
Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship (https://www.nsfgrfp.org).
For consideration please email a cover letter stating your research
interests and qualifications, your CV with names and contact information for
3 references, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores to Dr. Drew Kramer
(firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 17th. This will allow time to discuss your
research interests before the preferred deadline for application to the
department of November 30th. Please contact me with any inquiries for
additional information or to arrange a phone call.
To learn more about the Department of Integrative Biology please visit
http://biology.usf.edu/ib/. The University of South Florida is a diverse
research university located in Tampa, FL http://www.usf.edu/. USF is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,
genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or
Assistant Professor (starting January 1, 2018)
Department of Integrative Biology
University of South Florida