Soil Microbial Ecology

Soil Microbial Ecology

Position: Soil Microbial Ecology
Entity: University of Texas at San Antonio
Location: Texas, US
Stipend: Available
Deadline: Open until filled

“The Microbial Ecology Lab at University of Texas at San Antonio is accepting applications for a Master’s or a PhD graduate student to join our group in the Department of Integrative Biology. Project goals are to understand how land management techniques used to increase water infiltration impact soil microbiomes. Additionally, other questions related to microbial community ecology, carbon cycling, and structure-function relationships will be pursued.”

-The applicant will lead field campaigns and oversee undergraduate and volunteer field assistants.
-Laboratory work will also be a major component of the project’s work.

-Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related scientific field.
-Minimum GPA of 3.0.
-If applying for PhD, M.S. in these fields is preferred, but not required depending on student interests.
-Interest in molecular methods to understand the soil and stream microbiome is required. Interest in community ecology and biogeochemistry is also preferred.
-Strong written and verbal communication.
-Ability to work independently.

How to apply:
Please email a compiled PDF that includes: (1) cover letter detailing interest in this position, (2) CV and (3) three names of professional references to Dr. Allison Veach at