The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is seeking a PhD student to conduct research on the interactive effects of climate change, recovery from acidification, and changes in trophic status on bioenergetics and contaminant bioaccumulation in stream fishes of the northeastern US. Research will involve both field and laboratory work, with possible extension to linked physiological and ecological models.
A bachelor's degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Organismal Biology, Fisheries Science or a closely related field is required; a master's degree is preferred. The successful candidate will also have a strong academic record, relevant experience, and a keen interest in the application of research results to management and environmental decision-making.
This position is offered through the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation (ECo) and will be appointed a graduate fellow of the USGS-DOI Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, located in Amherst, MA .
This position will begin no later than Jan 2021 with a possible starting date as early as September 2020. The ECo department hosts a multi-disciplinary group of faculty with nationally ranked programs in Building and Construction Technology, Natural Resources Conservation, Environmental Science, and Sustainability Science. Our program has an established culture of collegiality and collaboration between faculty, students, staff, industry, and government partners. We place special emphasis on faculty-student interactions, interdisciplinary activities, and cooperation among faculty, and we share a fundamental commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body. Close working relationships with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are well established within the department, on campus, and in the area.
To apply, candidates should send a cover letter and current CV/resume to Dr. Keith H. Nislow. Applications will be accepted through August 7 or until the position is filled.