Graduate position: MichiganStateU.DemographyGenetics

A research assistantship for a PhD student is available at the Department
of Entomology at Michigan State University beginning in May or June
2018. Research will focus on testing the roles of demography and genetics
in the establishment and impact of biological control agents in the
field. The project will involve lab rearing of a moth classical biological
control agent, and experimental releases and monitoring of agent and
target populations in the field in southern Michigan over multiple years.

Candidates should possess an M.S. in entomology, ecology, evolution or
related field and have valid driver’s license. The ideal candidates have
experience working with insects and/or weeds and interest in understanding
ecological and evolutionary mechanisms underlying demography and genetics
of populations.

Applicants should send a CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts,
contact information for three references and a sample of scientific
writing (e.g. thesis, published or in preparation manuscripts) to
Dr. Marianna Szucs ( The position comes with a generous
stipend, tuition waiver and health benefits. Applicants will have the
opportunity to graduate with a dual degree of Ecology, Evolutionary
Biology, and Behavior and Entomology. Screening of applications will
begin immediately and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified
applicant is identified.