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Recruiting a PhD Student for Fall 2021

The Puritz Lab of Marine Evolutionary Ecology in the department of Biological Sciences at the University of Rhode Island is recruiting highly motivated applicants interested in pursuing a PhD in Marine Evolutionary Ecology starting in the Fall of 2021. Students will be expected to develop an independent dissertation research program that extends, compliments, or expands current research in the lab. Possible topics include: comparative population genomics of life-history change in sea stars, the evolutionary impacts of multiple anthropogenic stressors, and more!


We are strongly encouraging applicants from under-represented groups in STEM (including first-generation students) to apply. Strong interest in either evolutionary ecology and population genomics is required but experience is not. Interested students should contact Jon Puritz directly (jpuritz@uri.edu) to discuss research interests and their application. Before doing so, applicants are encouraged to read this excellent guide to writing an inquiry email and to check out the join section of the webpage.

The College of Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) has a unified graduate program in Biological and Environmental Sciences that offers interdisciplinary, interdepartmental graduate degrees that involve faculty from multiple departments, including Biological Sciences; Cell and Molecular Biology; Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science; Geosciences; Natural Resources Science; Nutrition and Food Sciences; and Plant Sciences; as well as faculty from the Graduate School of Oceanography. Potential students will likely choose to specialize in Ecology and Ecosystems Sciences (EES) or Evolution and Marine Biology (EMB). Application material should be submitted by January 15, 2021 for full consideration.


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