PhD/MS in Amphibian ecotoxicology
One graduate research (PhD or MS) is available in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University for individuals with experience in ecotoxicology. Responsibilities include developing toxicity reference values for per/polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) in different amphibian species; designing and carrying out experiments; supervising undergraduate students; writing research publications and reports; and presenting research findings at national and international conferences. The ability to work effectively in a research team is essential.  Excellent written and oral communication skills and English proficiency are also required.  

Preferred Education and Experience
Preferred candidates will have a M.S. (if applying for the PhD position) in ecotoxicology or related field.  Prior experience working with amphibians and/or PFAS is highly desired. An affinity for database management and/or data science is also desired.

Required Applicant Documents
To be considered for these positions, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references.  Materials should be submitted as pdf files via email to Maria S. Sepúlveda mssepulv@purdue.edu. The deadline for receiving completed applications is December 15 2019. Dedline for applying to Purdue’s Graduate School is January 15, 2020.

Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
The department has a broad environmental scope with nationally ranked doctoral programs, emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches across a spectrum of research areas including ecology, genetics, forest biology, forest measurement and assessment/GIS, wood products, wildlife, fisheries and aquatic sciences, and natural resources social science (ag.purdue.edu/fnr).

 Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.