INTERESTED IN JOINING THE LAB?
I have recently recruited a M.Sc. and two Ph.D. students through the Department of Biology at University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras Campus (UPR-RP). Applications from exceptional students will be considered to commence in 2017 or later (Ph.D. level only; preferably with a M.Sc. degree). I also plan to recruit a postdoc with a strong bioinformatic background to work on the FishLife NSF grant; this recruitment is planned for the second year of the project, but contact me if you are interested.
The UPR-RP has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the 222 research universities in the US (of ca. 5000 institutions of higher education), and is listed under the "High Research Activity" or "R2" category. The campus is conveniently located in San Juan, the oldest city on US territory and the heart of Puerto Rican culture. San Juan also enjoys easy access to outdoor attractions including nature reserves, beaches, and (most importantly for the lab's research) coral reefs. See this drone video about San Juan.
The lab occupies ca. 1400 sq. feet (130 sq. m), consisting of a meeting area and multiple bench and student spaces. There is also access to state-of-the-art genomic facilities in the Department. Students are typically funded through teaching or research assistantships, but US citizens and permanent residents can easily obtain more generous fellowships with NSF or NIH. Puerto Rico is a NSF EPSCoR territory (underrepresented minorities) and the rate of funding success is higher than in many other US locations. Please contact me if you are interested.