Graduate position: LouisianaTechU.MicrobialEvolution

The Maness Organismal Biology Lab in The School of Biological Sciences at
Louisiana Tech University is accepting applications for a Masterขs/PhD
student interested in environmental microbiology/microbial ecology. The
student will develop a research project investigating 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/PhD in
Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology 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 June 15, 2018.