Apr 17

Friday Feast! April 17, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!

Apr 03

Friday Feast! April 3, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!

Mar 20

Friday Feast! March 20, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!

Mar 17

Environmental DNA (eDNA) MS Position Available in Research Lab of Editor Matt Barnes

The Barnes Lab in the Department of Natural Resources Management at Texas Tech University seeks students interested in conducting fully-funded, master’s-level research on the application of genetic detection tools to the management of aquatic invasive species. Specifically, students will have the opportunity to develop and apply environmental DNA tools to monitor aquatic invasive species, such as the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha, across Texas. Students will also participate in the design and implementation of manipulative laboratory and/or field experiments to explore environmental factors influencing the production, persistence, and detection of environmental DNA.

Qualifications

The start date for this position is September 1, 2015. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, or a related field by time of hire. Preference will be given to applicants who have ecological research experience in lab and field settings and who demonstrate strong written and interpersonal communication skills. Successful applicants will also be motivated, curious, and able to work independently as well as within a broader, collaborative lab team.

The Barnes Lab, as part of the Texas Tech University System, is committed to promoting equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout our academic community.

Compensation

Compensation will include competitive stipend, health insurance, and Texas Tech University tuition waiver.

To Apply

Interested individuals should compile a cover letter, CV or resume including GRE scores, undergraduate transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable), and contact information for three references into a single .pdf file and submit to Dr. Matthew Barnes via email (matthew [dot] a [dot] barnes [at] ttu [dot] edu). The last day to apply for this position is May 15, 2015. 

Mar 13

Friday Feast! March 13, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!

Feb 20

Friday Feast! February 20, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!

Feb 13

Friday Feast! February 13, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!

Feb 06

Friday Feast! February 6, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!

Jan 30

Friday Feast! January 30, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet! 

Jan 23

Friday Feast! January 23, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!

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