Opportunities

PhD Student

The MU Limnology Lab in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is seeking a PhD student interested in reservoir ecology, eutrophication, land use, and cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs).

Interested candidates will conduct field work, laboratory analyses, and utilize statistical techniques to analyze their data. The successful applicant will have strong skills in these areas, a collaborative nature, and a background and/or interest in limnology, aquatic ecology, and biogeochemistry. Strong writing skills are desired and candidates must have a published or submitted manuscript from their MS or undergraduate research experience.

To apply, please send:

  1. Cover letter outlining your background, expertise, and interests,
  2. Recent CV,
  3. Unofficial transcripts,
  4. A scientific manuscript (published/submitted/ in preparation)
to Dr. Rebecca North, email: northr@missouri.edu

Preferred start date is January 2022. For further information on the Water Resources Graduate Emphasis Area in the School of Natural Resources at Mizzou, including application requirements, please visit: https://snr.missouri.edu/graduate-studies/water-resources-graduate-program/. Applications will be considered until October 1, 2021.

Laboratory Technician

Technicians will be responsible for conducting analyses on water quality samples for various water research and monitoring programs, including the Statewide Lake Assessment Program (SLAP) and the Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program (LMVP). Previous chemistry lab experience desired, but not required.

Water Quality analyses include: Total and dissolved nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), total suspended solids (TSS), chlorophyll, alkalinity.

Training on various laboratory instruments, including: Spectrophotometer, fluorometer, muffle furnace, autoclave, centrifuge.

Requirements: Currently have or pursuing, a science degree, ability to work alone and as part of a team, attention to detail.
Pay starting at $11/hr, part time, 10-20 hours/week.

Application materials:

  • A letter of application that includes a statement of professional goals after gradua-tion and indicates the areas of research in which the applicant is most interested
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • unofficial transcript

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until all positions are filled.
To apply, email application materials to: jcskmz@missouri.edu