The Pringle Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), is seeking Ph.D. or master’s students interested in the chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions and their consequences for dryland ecosystems.
We are a medium-sized lab (www.multimutualism.org), nested in a larger Plant-Insect Group (Dyer, Forister, Pringle, Richards, Smilanich labs), nested in a vibrant interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) at UNR. Our program has a particular strength in chemical ecology, supported by our Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology and a recent NSF training grant in chemically mediated biological interactions. Graduate students will thus join a deep community with many opportunities to gain field, laboratory, and quantitative skills.
The ideal candidates will have a background conducting independent ecological research, good quantitative/statistical skills (or desire to learn), and work well in collaborative settings. The position would begin in early June or late August of 2024. Students would be funded through a combination of graduate research and teaching assistantships, which would pay a monthly stipend, tuition, and field/lab expenses.
If you are interested in these positions, please send your CV, a paragraph or two summarizing your relevant background and interests, and a list of three references to Elizabeth Pringle (email@example.com) by 1 December, 2023 (and sooner if possible!). The application deadline to the EECB program is 15 December, 2023 https://www.unr.edu/eecb/prospective-students