[CRYOLIST] Graduate Student Position at Michigan Technological University

Trista Vick-Majors tjvickma at mtu.edu
Sat Oct 19 14:04:00 PDT 2019


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP IN BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF
ICE-COVERED AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS

A graduate student position is available in the Vick-Majors Aquatic
Microbial Ecology lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan
Technological University beginning Fall 2020 or sooner. The Vick-Majors Lab
studies the linkages between physical and chemical processes and microbial
communities in aquatic systems. We use a combination of field and lab-based
approaches to understand reciprocal relationships between microorganisms
and the environment. Learn more about the Vick-Majors Lab here:
http://bio.sites.mtu.edu/vick-majors/.



Potential research topics include:

·       Microbial community function and dissolved organic matter dynamics
under ice

·       Production and consumption of dissolved organic matter by microbial
isolates from a subglacial lake

·       Development of models describing non-steady-state dissolved organic
carbon dynamics in subglacial lakes

·       Seasonal linkages between microbial communities and dissolved
organic matter



The lab seeks a highly motivated student (M.S. or Ph.D. depending on
qualifications and interests), with experience preferred in microbiology,
microbial molecular techniques, dissolved organic matter chemistry, and/or
systems dynamics modelling. The ideal candidate should communicate
effectively, be reliable, well-organized, and respectful of others. The
Vick-Majors Lab is committed to creating a diverse environment; all
qualified applicants will receive consideration. Interested candidates
should contact Dr. Trista Vick-Majors (tjvickma at mtu.edu) with a one-page
cover letter describing your interest in the position, including degree
type, and a resume or CV including contact information for at least two
professional references. Applications received by November 30, 2019 will be
given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until
filled. Candidates could enroll in the Biological Sciences Ph.D. or M.S.
programs (http://www.mtu.edu/biological/graduate/bio-sci/) or the Ph.D.
program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (
http://www.mtu.edu/biochemistry/). Michigan Tech is an Equal Opportunity
Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.

-- 
Trista J. Vick-Majors
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr., Dow 740
Houghton, MI 49931
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