Graduate position: SouthDakotaStateU.PlantPhylogenetics

One MS or PhD research assistant position is available (Aug 2019) in
the Latvis Lab of the Department of Natural Resource Management for
students interested in botany, biodiversity, phylogenetics, or plant
conservation. We are particularly interested in recruiting students to
work in either of the two areas: 1) systematics and diversification in the
parasitic angiosperm family Orobanchaceae, or 2) community phylogenetics
and biodiversity assessments of grasslands in the Northern Great
Plains. Successful applicants will have a degree in Biology, Botany,
or related field and a strong background natural history and plant
evolution. Experience with plant identification, phylogenetic analyses,
and data manipulation/analysis using R is desired. A willingness to
learn new techniques is required. The graduate assistantships include
a competitive stipend and tuition waiver.

The Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State
University combines Range, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology within the
College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences. The department is
committed to quality mentoring and professional development opportunities
for their students. SDSU is the Land Grant University for the state and
has approximately 13,000 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, SD,
approximately one hour north of Sioux Falls and four hours east of the
Twin Cities, and offers a low cost-of-living in a small college-town

To apply, send a single PDF with CV; unofficial transcripts; a letter
describing your experience, research interests, and career goals; and
contact information for three professional references to Maribeth Latvis