Two graduate student positions in marine viral ecology

The Labonté viral ecology lab at Texas A&M University at Galveston is looking for two motivated students to pursue graduate studies (one MSc and one PhD) in the department of Marine Biology through the Marine Biology Interdisciplinary Program (MARB-IDP). Students will work on research projects related to virus evolution, virus-host interactions, and characterization the role of viruses in marine (surface and subseafloor) environments using cultivation-independent techniques. Interests and experience in bioinformatics are desired.

Interested students should contact Dr. Jessica Labonté ( with their curriculum vitae and a cover letter presenting themselves and their interests in viral ecology research prior to submitting an application (before January 15). The deadline to apply for the MARB-IDP program is February 15, 2018. Applications from women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged.