Submitted by 85369 on Fri, 2018-09-07 15:33

Graduate Research Assistantship- Plant-Insect Interactions in Human-Modified Ecosystems

I am seeking a highly motivated graduate student (PhD preferred, but MS applications considered) to join the newly formed Kim Lab in the Department of Entomology at Kansas State University. I study the ecology of plant-insect interactions (e.g. pollination, plant-herbivore) and how these interactions vary with land-management and land-use change. Students interested in the fields of community ecology, agroecology, landscape ecology, and food-web interactions are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Kim Lab, please visit taniakimecology.com

Requirements: Positions will be competitively funded through a four-year research assistantship (tuition and stipend).  Competitive applicants will have backgrounds in biology, ecology or entomology with an interest in conservation and insect biology. Prior experience doing field work and being part of a research project is desirable.  Strong quantitative skills (statistics, coding) are also desirable. Communication skills (oral and writing) are important as is the ability to work on a team.

To apply: A start date of Fall 2019 is preferred, although earlier start dates (as early as January 2019) may be considered. For consideration please email a cover letter stating your research interests and qualifications, your CV with names and contact information for 3 references, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Tania Kim (tkim@ksu.edu). I will begin screening applications in mid-October 2018.  Applicants will need to meet the requirements for admissions into the graduate school at Kansas State University. The Department of Entomology at Kansas State University offers a stimulating intellectual environment, and has an excellent reputation in research, teaching, and extension. Additional information can be found at http://entomology.k-state.edu/. Kansas State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
Company Name: 
Kansas State University
Name of Contact Person: 
Dr. Tania Kim
Contact Person's Email: 
tkim@ksu.edu
City: 
Manhattan
State/Province: 
Kansas
Country: 
United States