Responsibilities – A Ph.D. assistantship position is available under the advisement of Dr. Wei Xu in direction of Marine Biology. The successful applicant will be working in the newly established Marine Biomed program and has a chance to study the environmental effects on human and animal health. The projects include investigation of the development of marine invertebrates under the impact of environmental stresses, and impacts of marine contaminants on human health using human tissue and zebrafish models. The student will obtain Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The expected starting date is 1/14/2019.
(1) B.S. or M.S. in biological sciences, environmental science, marine science, or related field.
(2) Basic knowledge in molecular biology, cell biology, and toxicology. Experience/knowledge in zebrafish maintenance and bioinformatics is a plus.
(3) GPA >=3.0.
Closing Date – Applications will be considered until a candidate is selected
Contact – Send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores to: Dr. Wei Xu, through *Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Dr. Xu’s lab will be relocated to Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in September 2018. The current website for the lab is, http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/people/xu-wei/default.htm