Graduate Research Assistantships to Study Antarctic Insects

The Teets Lab at University of Kentucky is seeking MS and PhD students with a focus on comparative physiology and genomics of extreme-adapted insects. The students will conduct field work in Antarctica and use physiological and genomic approaches to identify evolutionary adaptations that allow select insects to cope with Antarctica’s harsh terrestrial environments. This NSF-funded project also emphasizes outreach and education, and students will contribute to efforts to improve STEM education. This project is an international collaboration including researchers from the US, UK, Chile, and France. For more information on the Teets Lab, visit the lab website (

Qualified candidates should possess at least bachelor's degree in biology, entomology, or a related field. To apply, please submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter detailing research experiences, interests, and career goals, and 3) the names and contact information for three professional references. Materials can be sent by email to Also, feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the position. 

A PDF containing a full description of the position is provided.  

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University of Kentucky
Name of Contact Person: 
Nick Teets
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PDF icon Grad Assistantships in Antarctic Biology.pdf