UMiami - PhD Student in Behavioral Toxicology
Posted Nov 17
The Environmental Psychology Innovation Center (EPIC) in the Biology Department at University of Miami(Go Canes!) is seeking a PhD student to join a vibrant team to study how redlining impacts water quality and behavioral health while developing phytoremediation technologies.
ThePhD studentwill 1) conduct water quality analyses on samples collected across the Miami urban landscape 2) assess the neurobehavioral and genetic effects of the water samples on laboratory zebrafish 3) develop phytoremediation technologies to mitigate the effects of legacy (Cd, Pb) and emerging(PFAS)water contaminants. They will travel to conferences and write scientific papers to disseminate results and collaborate with Miami Water Keepers, Miami-Dade County Extension and other non-profits and small businesses on outreach activities.
The project is centered at University of Miami (FL) in the biology department and AbessCenter for Ecosystem Science and Policy. Ideally the candidate would start August 2024 or sooner. Read more about our work at deliashelton.com
. Applicants from Black and Indigenous people of color and other marginalized identities, and those with interest in animal behavior and toxicology are especially encouraged to apply.To apply, submit a brief statement of your background, interests, and a CV/resume to https://forms.gle/gsuvBJoUmoJjqXUbA
Inquires are welcome; please contact [email protected]