Research Insect Behavior and Multi-Trophic Interactions: VCU

Application Deadline: Apply ASAP

Location: VCU Campus

M.S. Graduate positions in insect behavior and multi-trophic interactions involving insect parasitoids will be available in Dr. Karen Kester’s lab in the Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, beginning August 2017. We seek students who are passionate about insects and possess a strong work ethic. Preference will be given to students with prior research experience and solid writing and quantitative skills. Current research includes mechanisms of speciation in braconid wasps, insect-plant interactions, and the thermal biology of tritrophic interactions. Interested persons are encouraged to submit by email –

1) a letter describing their educational background and research experience, research interests, and educational and career goals

2) a CV/resume (with GPA, GRE and TOFEL (if applicable) scores)

3) the names of three references by December 31, 2016.

Applications to the VCU M.S. Graduate Program are due by January 15, 2017. Competitive teaching assistantships with tuition waivers and other forms of support are available.