MS position in Microbial Ecology

The Maness Organismal Biology Lab in The School of Biological Sciences at Louisiana Tech University is accepting applications for a Master’s student interested in environmental microbiology/microbial ecology. The student will develop a research project involving microbes with the ability to degrade environmental toxins or pollutants. Applicants should have an interest in environmental science, genetics, enzyme kinetics, and/or geographical information science as well as undergraduate STEM education. Student support is ~$27,000/yr from a graduate assistantship in the School of Biological Sciences and an NSF grant. Duties for the assistantship will be to assist with teaching the lab component of one of the School of Biological Sciences courses. The position will begin in the Fall 2018-19 academic term.

Applicants should be motivated, creative, organized, and have strong communication skills. Coursework in Genetics or Geographic Information Science is recommended, but not required. Students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have an undergraduate degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field. Students must meet admission requirements for the M.S. in Biology Program at Tech and be accepted into that program to be eligible for the assistantship.

To apply send: (1) a statement of research interests and goals, (2) unofficial transcripts, (3) CV, and (4) list of three references with contact info to Terri Maness: Application deadline is 5pm CST May 31, 2018.