(Note: You must have either an M.S. or significant research experience, preferably with peer reviewed publications and presentation experience, to come in as a Ph.D. student)
The Couvillon lab at Virginia Tech will have 2 openings (1 Ph.D. and 1 M.S.) in 2020/2021. Both students should start autumn 2020 or winter 2021. These positions are fully funded and are part of a larger, 5 year project that began in 2018 in the Couvillon lab. Students should have a keen interest native bee abundance and diversity and honey bee foraging ecology.
**Expertise and/or interest in native bee taxonomy and identification would be extremely helpful.**
These two students will be co-advised by Dr. Couvillon and by Dr. Megan O'Rourke, Department of Horticulture at VT. We will begin accepting applications in November 2019 for these positions, with a final decision made in early spring 2020.
Lastly, if you are a potential Ph.D. student and would like to apply for your own funding, such as through the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, then please contact me so we can begin discussing your project.
Undergraduate student research opportunities:
Thanks for all who applied to work in the Couvillon Lab for Summer 2019. Check back here for future opportunities for undergraduate opportunities for pay. Additionally, if you would like to work for credit, contact Dr. Couvillon.
Postdoctoral research opportunities
Please contact me if you are interested in joining the lab. Although I do not currently have funds for a postdoctoral fellow, I'm happy to discuss with you potential proposals for a grant to get you here.