Graduate Assistantships in Freshwater Ecosystem Ecology
Location: Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Start Date: January or August 2020.
Description: Dr. Erin Hotchkiss is looking for 1-2 MSc or PhD students to join her Freshwater Ecosystem Ecology research group at Virginia Tech in 2020. Research in the lab explores how land-water interactions, hydrology, climate, and ecosystem processes (carbon metabolism, nutrient cycling, food web dynamics) shape the transport, transformations, and fates of carbon and nutrients in freshwater ecosystems and fluvial networks. Students will develop and conduct independent research while engaging with undergraduate mentoring and broader research collaborations. Successful applicants will have: interest in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, and/or ecohydrology; research and scientific writing experience through previous employment and/or studies; and the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Candidates with strong quantitative skills are especially encouraged to apply. Students will be supported by research and/or teaching assistantships that include summer stipends and tuition. For more information about these opportunities, due dates, and how to apply, see: www.hotchkisslab.com/opportunities .