MS and PhD positions are available in the lab of Dr. Kevin McCluney at Bowling Green State University.
We are particularly seeking 1-2 students to work on two large, collaborative, grant-funded new projects (e.g. https://www.bgsu.edu/news/online-media-newsroom/2022/03/usda-looks-to-bgsu-scientists-to-improve-soil-health–water-qual.html) focused on the effects of agricultural best management practices on soil health and water quality. Students would help investigate phosphate cycling in streams and agricultural soils using stable isotope techniques. Students would likely be co-advised by Angélica Vázquez-Ortega, a key collaborator on both projects (https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/earth-environment-and-society/facilities-and-equipment/geochem-lab.html) and would also work closely with Mike Weintraub (https://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/envsciences/faculty/weintraub.html). Inquiries from students interested in starting in January 2023 or August 2023 are encouraged.
We are also looking for applications from students interested in other research areas, including 1) urban ecology, 2) physiological ecology, 3) animal water balance and food webs, 4) bee ecology, 5) the role of plants and animals in wetland/riverine nutrient cycling, or 6) aquatic-terrestrial linkages. Students interested in these topics would begin August 2023.
We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds. Please see our lab’s diversity, equity, and inclusion policy.
Strong applicants will receive tuition waivers and stipends for 2-3 (for MS) or 4-6 (for PhD) years, through a combination of research and teaching assistantships.
Note, students should have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and other documentation of potential for success. International students from certain countries should have a minimum of 7.0 overall IELTS score or 100 on the TOEFL (note: for a list of exempted countries, see https://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/graduate/graduate-application-instructions.html).
Interested students should answer the questions in the linked google form and wait to be contacted by Dr. Kevin McCluney via email, before submitting a formal application. If you encounter difficulties in submitting your answers via this form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the application process, see: https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/biological-sciences/graduate-programs/prospective-students.html
BGSU is a high research public university, with ~20,000 students, located in NW Ohio, 30 min south of Toledo and ~1 hr from Ann Arbor and Detroit. The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the largest and most productive on campus, with approximately 30 faculty and 80 graduate students.