MSc opportunity – Population ecology of invasive species

The Kramer laboratory in the Department of Integrative Biology at the

University of South Florida ( is seeking a

graduate student to study the spatial dynamics of invasive species using

computational approaches, beginning in August 2018. Research in the lab

includes the population ecology of invasion, extinction and species

coexistence. This project will build on previous work on forecasting

potential invaders and patterns of spatial spread. Applicants interested in

species distribution models, spatial dynamics, or aquatic invasive species

are particularly encouraged to apply.

Competitive applicants will have quantitative skills and strong oral and

written communication abilities. Applicants with previous experience in

ecological research, statistics, computer code, and/or spatial analysis are


Funding for the position will likely come from a teaching assistantship

during the academic year and research assistantship during the summer.

Tuition (not including fees), medical insurance and travel to professional

meetings are covered.

*To Apply*

For consideration please email a cover letter stating your research interest

and qualifications, your CV with names and contact information for 3

references, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores to Dr. Drew Kramer

( by November 17th. Application to the department will also

be necessary, with a preferred deadline 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