Graduate position: OldDominionU.MarineBiodiversity

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD) – Marine Molecular Ecology at Old
Dominion University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University, a
“Doctoral Research – Extensive” state university, has an opening for
a PhD Graduate Research Assistant in marine molecular ecology. The
appointment will begin in the summer or fall semester of 2018. This
position involves participation in an NSF-funded PIRE (Partnerships for
International Research and Education) Project to examine genetic and
species-level changes in marine biodiversity over the past century
of intense fisheries exploitation and habitat degradation in the
Philippines. The successful candidate will be expected to live in the
Philippines during summer sessions to conduct research in the field and
laboratory in a collaborative, multinational setting. Applicants must
have a bachelor???s or master???s degree at the time of employment,
and demonstrate interest or experience in molecular ecology, population
genomics, marine phylogeography, or a closely related field. Competitive
applicants will have some experience conducting molecular ecology research
in the field and/or laboratory; AAUS Scientific Diver certification is
desired. Underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send an email to Kristene Parsons
( that includes (1) a cover letter describing your
interest in the position, prior research, and future career goals, (2)
your curriculum vitae, (3) a copy of your college transcript(s), and (4)
the names, telephone numbers, and addresses (postal and email) of three
references. Review of applications will begin in February, 2018 and will
continue until a suitable candidate is found. For more information about
the department, other faculty and students, please see the websites of the
Department of Biological Sciences ( and Kent
Carpenter ( Additional
information on the Philippine PIRE Project can be found at AA/EOE/M/F/Disability/VETS/Drug Free.

Kristene T. Parsons
NSF PIRE Project Administrator
Department of Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0266 USA | 757-683-3481

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