TA/RA for M.S.: Microbiome of Comal Springs Riffle Beetle

CarlosLabTeaching/Research Assistantship for M. S.


Applications are being sought from students with grit and optimism that wish to pursue a Master’s degree in Aquatic Resources. Students should also have  interest to explore how microbes affect larval development of the endangered species of riffle beetle, Heterelmis comalensis. Project will involve bioinformatic analysis of shotgun-metagenomic data. Students will be funded through a combination of research and instructional assistantships. See https://carloslab.wp.txstate.edu/ for details about our lab, papers and our research interests.

The Department of Biology offers a strong environment for training students in aquatic biology. The Master’s program in Aquatic Resources would be the best fit for such an applicant. For program information see https://www.bio.txstate.edu/Graduate-Programs/M-S–Aquatic-Resources.html.

Interested students should send an email with a statement of interest that includes topics you might be interested in working on in our lab and your long-term goals/interests. Please include a copy of your CV, unofficial undergraduate transcripts, GRE (if available), and any other relevant experience to Camila Carlos-Shanley by email (carlos-shanley at txstate.edu). Reference letters for top candidates will be solicited at a later date. Applications will be reviewed as they come in. A formal application package must also be submitted to the Graduate College at Texas State University by January 15, 2019 for full consideration in the Fall 2019 semester.