viernes, 9 de octubre de 2009

Graduate position: UT Austin, climate change ecology/evolution

The Juenger, Hawkes, and Keitt Labs in the Section of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin invite prospective students to apply for graduate studies under the nexus of a newly-funded 4-year project exploring switchgrass (Panicum) ecological and evolutionary responses to climate change, funded by the National Science Foundation. The project will blend genomic, experimental and modeling approaches to address spatial and temporal variation in switchgrass biomass production across North America. Switchgrass is a biofuel candidate species already in production. The ideal student would engage in an interdisciplinary program of training and research taking advantage of the breadth of expertise available among the participating labs. Co-advising arrangements are strongly encouraged. Research assistantships will be available to qualified applicants, although it is expected that students would also gain teaching experience though teaching assistantships during part of their tenure. Students may apply through UT's graduate programs in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (EEB), Plant Biology or Computational Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics (CSEM).

Interested students should contact one or more of the PI's as soon as possible. Please include a PDF file with a CV, GRE scores and a statement of research interests.

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