Graduate positions studying species interactions at U. Mississippi

The Zee Lab at the University of Mississippi is seeking enthusiastic

and motivated graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.) with interests in

community ecology and evolutionary biology to begin Fall 2018. Using a

combination of laboratory experimental ecology/evolution with microbes

and theoretical modeling approaches, we are interested in understanding

how historical and contemporary evolutionary forces influence outcomes

of species interactions in ecological communities. We experimentally

evolve multi-trophic communities of the model bacterium E. coli, the

social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus, and the roundworm C. elegans.

Students will be encouraged to develop and pursue questions centered on

their own research interests and strengths.

Graduate students will be fully supported through teaching and research

asssistantships with a competitive stipend, tuition waivers, and

benefits. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to


The University of Mississippi is a Carnegie R1 institution undergoing

an exciting phase of growth. The university is located in Oxford, a

vibrant and idyllic college town in northern Mississippi, about 1 hour

south of Memphis, TN. More on the Department of Biology: More on Oxford, MS:

Interested students are encouraged to contact Peter Zee (zee at olemiss

dot edu) directly with a description of research interests and


Peter C. Zee

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

University of Mississippi