Research Technologist Position Available
A position as a research technologist is available. The selected candidate will split duties 50:50 between my group and Emily Davenport's group. You can apply here.
M.S. Position Available
Funding is available to work as a Master's student on projects related to microbial management in organic agricultural systems. I encourage applications from prospective students of all backgrounds. I value diversity in both the personal and academic backgrounds of my students and employees. I will not respond to form letters. I want to know that you are actually interested!
Prospective Graduate Students
In your graduate research, you will use a variety of techniques from molecular biology, soil science, and ecology, often with a heavy focus on high-throughput sequencing, to address questions related to the targeted and inadvertent modification of plant-associated microbiomes. You should expect to learn new skills from other fields, but should already have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: ecology, molecular biology, soil science, and/or plant-microbe interactions. You will need to develop a variety of computing skills, but prior experience with computer science is not required.
My aim is to help my students reach their career goals, whatever those may be. You should expect to gain experience in data analysis, manuscript preparation, grant writing, oral presentation, and other skills that are relevant to your program and preparation. We will meet periodically to discuss progress towards your career goals.
We will work with plants and microbial assemblages appropriate to the questions asked. Many of my students embed these questions within applied agriculturally-based projects, but I am also very interested in projects that address basic questions related to microbial niche breadth.
Interested students can e-mail me at email@example.com. Please include:
- a CV
- an explanation of your interest in my lab or a particular project
Please note that I'm unlikely to respond to obvious form letters. I am looking for students with genuine interest in my areas of focus.
Undergraduate research opportunities may be available. Please contact me for details.