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PhD Position: River Food Webs, Multiple Stressors

Cross Lab: Department of Ecology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Seeking a highly motivated student to join a new study focused on the interactive effects of metals contamination and nutrient enrichment on river food webs in the Upper Clark Fork River in Montana, USA. The research is part of a multi-institution effort that combines ecological, molecular, social, and engineering sciences to address water resource issues stemming from multiple land uses (i.e., mining, agriculture, energy extraction) across Montana.

Applicants should have a background in ecology and freshwater science, excellent written and oral communication skills, an interest in food webs and ecosystem ecology, and an ability/willingness to work with a collaborative team of students, faculty, and post-docs.

Stipend, tuition, health, and fees will be provided with a combination of research and teaching assistantships. Applicants with a master’s degree are preferred. Start date is January 2019, but earlier/later start dates are negotiable.

To learn more about the Cross Lab or the Department of Ecology at Montana State University please visit: http://www.montana.edu/wcross and http://www.montana.edu/ecology/.

To apply, please send: (1) a brief cover letter describing your background, relevant experience, career goals, and reasons for seeking a PhD, (2) a current resume, (3) GRE scores, and (4) unofficial transcripts to: Dr. Wyatt Cross.