Graduate position: UKentucky.EvolutionInsectPests

Graduate Assistantships in Urban Entomology
> Location:
> Department of Entomology
> University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
> Contact:
> Zachary DeVries
> Email:
> Office: 919-515-1820
> Web:
> Position Description: The DeVries Lab (
> at the University of Kentucky is recruiting both M.S. and Ph.D. students
> with a focus in urban entomology.  Defined broadly, urban entomology
> encompasses a multitude of topics relating to pests found indoors and
> around structures.  Potential research topics could include (but are
> not limited to) urban pest management (IPM, baiting, novel strategies),
> behavior (cockroach foraging, bed bug host attraction), evolution
> (incipient speciation, indoor adaptations), physiology (metabolism,
> respiration, insecticide resistance), and health risks associated
> with urban pests (cockroach allergens, bed bug histamines). Successful
> applicants will be highly-motivated individuals who can work independently
> while also benefiting from working as part of a collaborative team.
> Successful applicants will have good organizational skills (communication,
> planning, etc.), research experience (project design, data collection,
> data analysis, reporting results), and a passion for improving urban
> pest management and mitigating associated health risks.
> UK Department of Entomology: The UK Entomology Department
> ( is comprised of over 20 faculty with
> expertise in numerous disciplines.  The faculty, staff, and students are
> extremely energetic and passionate about their work, which is reflected
> in our department being consistently ranked as one of the most productive
> programs at the University of Kentucky. Students from our department have
> gone on to have successful careers in a variety of sectors, including
> academia, industry, and the government.
> Life in Lexington: Lexington is a vibrant city that maintains a collegiate
> atmosphere.  Ranked #29 in the US News and World Report Best Places to
> Live (,
> Lexington boasts a wide variety of restaurants and shopping, and is
> close to some wonderful hiking trails (1 hour to the Red River Gorge).
> Also, due to its central location, travel (driving and flying) to and
> from Lexington is both easy and convenient.
> Start Date and Compensation: The successful applicant will start
> any time between January and August 2020, as mutually agreed upon.
> The assistantship includes a competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and
> health coverage.
> Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit the following
> to Zachary DeVries via email (
> 1.    Cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and
>      career goals
> 2.    CV (including GPA and GRE scores, if taken)
> 3.    Unofficial transcript(s)
> 4.    Name and contact information for three references
> Successful applicants will also be required to apply to the University
> of Kentucky Graduate School, but this can be delayed until a later date.
> Zachary DeVries <>