[Taxacom] Graduate Student Position

Mary Liz Jameson maryliz.jameson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 19:53:55 CST 2008

*Graduate Student Assistantship in Bioinformatics and Entomology*

 A self-motivated candidate is sought for an M.S. research assistantship to
study bioinformatics and entomology at Wichita State University, Wichita,
Kansas, USA.

 The successful candidate will assist in a trans-disciplinary research that
involves collaboration with biodiversity scientists (systematists),
genomists, and computer scientists.  The research aims to develop
cyberinfrastructure tools that facilitate investigation of broad,
over-arching questions in the biological sciences by uniting numerous,
heterogeneous databases and creating bioinformatics tools that allow access
to biodiversity and genomics data.  Success of this research will have broad
application to biological sciences, human health, and climate change. The
student will focus on one component of the research: biodiversity science
using entomological data.  The student will address conservation, evolution,
or invasive species using data and tools that are part of the broad
research agenda.

 The ideal student for this position is self-motivated, works well
independently, is skilled with computers, and has a strong interest in
entomology, evolutionary biology, and bioinformatics. The successful
applicant will have a strong commitment to entomology and desire to learn a
range of tools/techniques/methods. A willingness to conduct field research
in the Latin America is preferred.  Proficiency in oral and written English
required. The student will be expected to develop a research program that
uses focal cyberinfrastructure tools and biodiversity databases. Applicants
should have a B.S. in biology. The successful applicant will receive a
stipend, full tuition remission, and partial health benefits. Deadline for
applications is 15 June 2009, but early applications are encouraged. The
assistantship will begin in summer or fall 2009.  Interested applicants
should email CV, transcript, test scores, and a letter describing your
research interests to Dr. Mary Liz Jameson (maryliz.jameson at gmail.com).

Wichita State University is a metropolitan research-intensive university set
in a suburban area of the largest city in Kansas and attracts a diverse
student body. Wichita offers many opportunities for cultural/artistic
activities and low cost-of-living. The Department of Biological Sciences at
WSU includes core facilities in environmental biology, imaging and
bioinformatics, and maintains an animal care facility and greenhouse.
Previous graduate students have gone on to Ph.D. programs at a number of
major institutions or have found employment with state or federal management
agencies. More information about the Department, including a complete list
of departmental facilities, and current Graduate Faculty and their teaching
and research interests is available on our web site at:
http://www.wichita.edu/biology/. Information about graduate school at WSU is
available at http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=gradschool.

For additional information, contact: Mary Liz Jameson, Dept. of Biological
Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA, 316-440-7519,
maryliz.jameson at gmail.com


Mary Liz Jameson
Email: maryliz.jameson at gmail.com
Phone: 316-440-7519
FAX: 316-978-3772

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