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Graduate Research Assistantships on the environmental data revolution: Project STOICH

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Graduate Research Assistantships on the environmental data revolution: Project STOICH

The NSF-funded Stoichiometric Traits of Organisms In their Chemical Habitats (STOICH) team is recruiting applicants for 7-8 graduate student positions for Summer/Fall 2021 across three different institutions. Details may be found at:

Our interdisciplinary team will combine tools emerging from the data revolution and the ecological stoichiometry framework to advance our understanding of how the supply of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and other essential elements constrain ecological, environmental, and evolutionary processes in aquatic ecosystems. We are building a national database of biogeochemical, food web, and organismal traits relevant to stoichiometry in aquatic ecosystems. Students will receive training in data science and team science as they develop relevant dissertation/thesis projects, and will interact with a diverse team including ecologists, biogeochemists, evolutionary biologists, data scientists, and artists. We aim to foster the development of a diverse group of trainees, and we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Student applicants will join graduate programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Drs. Jessica Corman and Steve Thomas), the University of Wyoming (Drs. Sarah Collins, Amy Krist, and Katie Wagner), or the University of Central Arkansas (Dr. Hal Halvorson). These positions are funded by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Track-2 program.

All PIs on the project are happy to field inquiries about individual positions and we encourage you to contact us. General questions about the project can be directed to: To apply, please 1) fill out the standard coversheet: link, and 2) submit your CV and a 1-2 page statement of interest to Applications should be submitted by March 15, 2021 for full consideration. We anticipate that positions will start in Summer or Fall 2021.