Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

PhD Univ. Pittsburgh – Experimental Evolution to Pollution 

The Turcotte Lab of Experimental Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Pittsburgh is looking for a PhD student interested in studying rapid evolution in response to environmental pollution using experimental evolution. The research would utilize our rapid and manipulatable duckweed system allowing for a combination of field, mesocosm, and lab experiments.  
 
Please visit the lab webpage for more information:     www.martinturcotte.net 
 
The Department of Biological Sciences is a dynamic and growing team of enthusiastic researchers and educators. The department also runs the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology, which is equipped with lab space and housing to facilitate field-based research in northwestern Pennsylvania. The City of Pittsburgh is a vibrant and beautiful place to live.  All graduate students in the department are provided with a competitive stipend and benefits for 5 years through a combination of fellowships, TAships, and research assistantships. 
 
Prospective students should email me at: turcotte@pitt.edu  
with a short paragraph stating why you are interested in the lab and describe your past research experience. Please include your C.V., any publications, and contact information for a few references.  
 
Martin Turcotte, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences 
University of Pittsburgh