Graduate student openings (Ph.D./M.S.) in Population and Community Ecology

The Kramer laboratory in the Department of Integrative Biology at the

University of South Florida ( 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 (

*To Apply*

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

( 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 The University of South Florida is a diverse

research university located in Tampa, FL 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

veteran status.

Drew Kramer

Assistant Professor (starting January 1, 2018)

Department of Integrative Biology

University of South Florida