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PhD Opportunity in Stream Restoration and Invasive Species at Virginia Tech with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA

Type of position PhD Graduate Research Assistantship
Employer Virginia Tech
Location Blacksburg, VA
Salary ~$26,000-28,000
Benefits The assistantship will include a competitive 12-month stipend (~$26,000-28,000) and a tuition waiver (worth ~$14,000), and a subsidy of the university’s student medical insurance plan.
Closing date of competition Review of applications will begin immediately
Date position available January 2023
Description of duties

We are recruiting a highly motivated student to work on an interdisciplinary project titled “Identifying restoration practices and landscape variables that increase native plant establishment and mitigate plant invasion” that will be based at https://vt.edu/“>Virginia Tech in the https://spes.vt.edu/“>School of Plant and Environmental Sciences. This project will involve field work in stream restoration projects largely in Maryland to identify elements of the landscape and restoration practices that facilitate native plant establishment and minimize invasion, and will involve faculty in invasive species ecology, restoration ecology, and stream restoration. 

Qualifications sought

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates from populations underrepresented in ecology and conservation
  • Masters degree and/or a publication record in ecology or a related field
  • An enterprising curiosity about nature and a desire to conserve biodiversity
  • Unwavering high standards for scientific protocols and methods
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a collaborative team
Contact for additional information Jacob Barney ([email protected])
Application procedure  
Submit what Please send your CV, cover letter outlining your interest, and names and contact information for three references to Jacob Barney
Submit to Send materials via email to [email protected]