The Etheridge Lab does not have any undergraduate research assistant openings currently. Priority will be given to students able to work at least 10 hours/week. Please email your resume/CV and a brief statement of what you expect to gain from the research experience to Ariane Peralta. Successful undergraduate candidates will be self-motivated, eager, and curious about the scientific process.
NEW: MS Position in Biology at East Carolina University A MS graduate student assistantship is available in the area of socioeconomic-ecological systems modeling. The student will work on an EPA-funded interdisciplinary project led by Dr. Jacob Hochard (Dept. of Economics & Institute for Coastal Science and Policy) in collaboration with Drs. Randall Etheridge (Dept. of Engineering & Center for Sustainability) and Ariane Peralta (Dept. of Biology) at East Carolina University. The MS student will work closely with economics, biology and engineering faculty at East Carolina University, as well as a PhD student in Coastal Resources Management, to support an EPA-funded project. The qualified candidate will have strong undergraduate training in ecology, biogeochemistry, or environmental science. Ideally, the student will have some knowledge of GIS, hydrology, and biogeochemical processes. Candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary research and a familiarity or willingness to learn social-ecological modeling approaches are encouraged to apply. The project will be focused on modeling relationships between biophysical factors and water and air quality on human health outcomes to understand how natural capital can contribute to nutrient pollution mitigation in coastal watersheds. To apply, please contact Drs. Ariane Peralta and Randall Etheridge by October 1, 2017 with your CV, unofficial transcript(s), GRE scores, and a short statement describing prior research experience and interests. Review of full applications to the MS biology program will begin on January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The Departments of Biology, Economics, Engineering, Institute of Coastal Science and Policy, and the Center for Sustainability at East Carolina University take pride in the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff and strive to increase that diversity. We encourage applications and inquiries from members of groups underrepresented in the natural sciences.
I am looking for motivated, hard working graduate students interested in pursuing a MS or PhD in microbial ecology. Students can apply to one of the following Biology graduate programs:
Note to prospective students: Prospective students are encouraged to contact me directly to learn more about graduate opportunities in my lab. Students are funded through a combination of research grants, teaching assistantships, and university fellowships. Interested graduate students should send me an email containing a summary of your research interests and experience, CV, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores (if available).
I have interdisciplinary proposals submitted and will continue to submit proposals that would fund postdocs to work on microbial ecology topics in terrestrial and aquatic (wetlands, estuarine, coastal) ecosystems. I am also willing to collaborate on proposals with prospective postdocs. Please contact me directly if you are interested.