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Ph.D. student position in Fungal Ecology and Evolution: Branco Lab, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Montana State University

Oct 18

Written by: SuperUser Account
10/18/2017 6:57 AM 

The Branco Lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Montana State University is recruiting a motivated graduate student for the Fall of 2018. We seek students broadly interested in fungal ecology and evolution to study the patterns and mechanisms of adaptation to hostile environments such as mine contaminated soils and hot springs. The work will focus on determining patterns of soil fungal diversity as well as the physiological and genetic basis of tolerance in target fungal species.

​The ideal candidate would be someone with:

·        A passion for biology and BS or MS degree in biology or related subject

·        A background that includes ecology, evolution and/or fungal biology

·        Strong written and spoken English language skills

·        Appropriate GPA and GRE scores

·        Laboratory experience in molecular biology techniques and fungal culturing

·        Background in bioinformatics

·        Strong organizational skills and the ability to complete projects

·        A driver’s license and the ability to drive a car

If interested, send a CV and a short statement explaining your interest in the position to Sara Branco (sara.branco@montana.edu) by Nov 15th 2017. Acceptance for this position is contingent upon acceptance in one of the Ph.D. programs at Montana State University:

·        Department of Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program (deadline Dec 15th 2107)

·        Molecular Biosciences Program (deadline Dec 12th 2017)

Website: https://saramayerbranco.wixsite.com/brancolab/join-the-lab

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