Graduate Position: AustinPeayStateU.PlantPopGenetics

MS Position, Comparative Plant Population Genetics

Graduate Research Assistantship, Austin Peay State University
(Clarskville, TN, U.S.A.)

Annual stipend of $15,750 and a tuition waiver for two years

Start Date: summer 2018 (preferably June)

Contact Person:  Carol Baskauf (

Highly motivated students wishing to earn an MS in Biology and
interested in plant population genetics research are invited to apply
for a Graduate Research Assistantship in Dr. Carol Baskauf’s lab at
Austin Peay State University (APSU) in Clarksville, TN.  The
assistantship includes a tuition waiver and stipend for two years
($15,750 annually), and the successful candidate will begin lab/field
work in the summer of 2018 before beginning graduate classes in the

Generally, research in the Baskauf lab includes plant population
genetics, ecology, and ecophysiology, with a particular interest in
rare plant species and comparative studies.  Specifically, this NSF
funded Graduate Research Assistantship will involve genetic analysis of
several rare and widespread congeners as part of a larger collaborative
research project examining correlations between genetic diversity and
phenotypic plasticity as well as potential adaptive and/or acclimatory
responses to future environmental change by rare and widespread

An undergraduate degree in a biology-related field is required.
Competitive applicants will have excellent written and oral
communication skills and the ability to work independently and
carefully, with attention to detail.  They should also be able to work
collaboratively and to supervise undergraduates carrying out related
research.  In addition to an unofficial copy of college transcripts,
prospective students should send Dr. Carol Baskauf ( )
a single pdf file consisting of a brief letter of interest and
background, a CV or resume (including GPA, GRE scores, and, if
applicable, TOEFL scores), and the names and contact information for 3
academic or profession references.  Review of applicants will begin
Jan. 2 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.  For full
consideration, submit all materials prior to Feb. 1, 2018.

The successful applicant will enroll in the Masters program prior to
APSU’s March 15, 2018 application deadline in order to be eligible to
complete coursework and a thesis leading to an M.S. degree in Biology.
Information about the graduate program is at the Biology Department’s
web page
General questions can be directed to Graduate Admissions
(1-800-859-4723,  APSU is an equal
opportunity employer, and underrepresented and minority groups are
encouraged to apply.

“Baskauf, Carol” <>