Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Agency: University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Department of Natural and Applied Sciences
Graduate Program: Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) https://www.uwgb.edu/environmental-science-policy/
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Position or Title: Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant (M.S.)
Responsibilities: The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, PIs Dr. Lisa Grubisha and Dr. Patrick Forsythe, are seeking to hire a graduate research/teaching assistant at the M.S. level. The overarching goal of the research project is to conduct a comprehensive microbial (fungi, bacteria, and archaea) survey of the benthic and pelagic habitats of Lower Green Bay and the Fox River. The development of testable hypotheses related to differences in microbial communities among habitats and along the tropic/oxygen gradients observed within the bay will be central to this research. Outcomes of the project can be placed in the context of recently collected benthic macroinvertebrate data and evaluation of Lower Green Bay water quality. The project will have direct application for removal of specific BUIs including Degradation of the Benthos and Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations. Selected graduate students will have the opportunity and will be encouraged to develop other research aspects related to this project.
Qualifications: The selected graduate student should be willing/able to teach introductory laboratory sections of the Biology324 Principles of Microbiology Laboratory course. Prospective students should be highly motivated and display enormous potential for working with various partners including the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Applicants should have a B.S. in biology or related field. Experience with metagenomic data analysis is desirable, but not required.
Opportunity exists to simultaneously complete our online Master’s Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics, which is offered within the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus collaborative programs, if desired. https://uwex.wisconsin.edu/certificates/applied-bioinformatics/
Closing Date: 02/10/2023, or after, applications accepted until position is filled
Start Date: 09/01/2023
Contact: Email cover letter, resume, transcripts, and contact information for two references to Dr. Lisa Grubisha mentioning this position in the subject line. In addition to the application materials requested, prospective students are encouraged in their cover letter to indicate how previous experiences have prepared them to achieve the project goals.
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