Corcoran Lab Seeking Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researcher
Are you interested in studying microalgal biology and ecology? The Corcoran Lab at New Mexico State University (NMSU) is currently recruiting graduate students (MS, PhD) and a Postdoctoral Researcher.
Research in the Corcoran Lab focuses on the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems, with an emphasis on microalgal biology and ecology. Researchers conduct both foundational and applied research to address questions that support ecosystem management and sustainability.
The PI is interested in graduate students who would work on the major research themes of the lab, or who have questions that can be addressed using algae as a model system. Of particular relevance for NM-born students, the New Mexico Higher Education Department has recently allocated nearly $2.5 million to fund scholarships for graduate students from New Mexico studying science, technology, engineering or math at New Mexico State University. To be eligible for the scholarships, students must have graduated from a New Mexico high school and enrolled full time in a master’s or doctoral degree program.
Dr. Corcoran and Dr. Holguin are also seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to advance a DOE funded project focused on increasing carbon use efficiency (CUE) in Scenedesmus obliquus. The project provides a unique opportunity to interface with industrial (Heliae Development, MicroBio Engineering), national laboratory (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and academic (California Polytechnic State University, New Mexico State University) partners. For more information on the project, see: bit.ly/3MkZQ3o.
The researcher will be responsible for leading and supporting lab and field experiments at NMSU and a local wastewater treatment facility. This is a one year, full-time position with benefits (health, dental, life, disability, and retirement plan), starting as early as October 1st, 2023. Continued employment is dependent on performance.
To learn more about these positions and how to apply see: http://www.corcoranalgaelab.com/joining-the-lab.html