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MS or PhD Position in Ecosystem Toxicology

Graduate & Postdoc
Expiration Date: 

UConn Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

The Ecosystem Toxicology Lab in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut welcomes applications for an MS or PhD student to begin Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. The lab seeks a motivated and enthusiastic student with research interests intersecting aquatic ecosystem science, chemical stressors, and food-web mediated contaminant behavior. Well-qualified candidates will have an undergraduate and/or master’s degree related to toxicology, environmental health science, and/or ecosystem science with relevant research and/or professional experience.  

Graduate students are formally admitted through the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and UConn’s Graduate School. Before applying, prospective students should review the lab’s current research priorities which include contaminant biotransport by migratory fish, contaminant biogeochemical modeling, and groundwater sources of legacy pollutants to above-ground habitats. Student interest in developing proposals related to these themes is also welcome.

The lab is committed to promoting STEM diversity through inclusive and equitable graduate research opportunities. Professional development via stakeholder engagement, focused courses, conference travel, and proposal writing will be supported and encouraged. Interested candidates can begin the application process by emailing Dr. Jessica Brandt ( Please include: 1. Your CV 2. Your undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) GPA and GRE scores 3. Contact information for three professional references who can speak to your preparation for research-intensive graduate training 4. A brief statement of your research interests, experiences, and professional goals