Join Us

Dr. Behm is currently accepting applications for a PhD student to start Fall 2018. See here for more information.

If you are interested in other positions in the lab, please email us directly at biodiversity@temple.edu. More information about joining the iEcoLab is below.


Undergraduates 
Enthusiastic students from Temple University can gain research experience with our team at the Center for Biodiversity. Students may volunteer, gain University credit, and be paid via funds available through Temple’s URP and Merit Scholar Programs. For more information and for example project descriptions, click here. If you are interested in a position, please email us your CV and unofficial transcript. Also include in your email a brief statement explaining why you are interested in joining our team and what your career goals are following graduation.

Graduate Students 
Each year, we accept a select few MS and PhD students. See here for any current announcements.

If we do not have a formal announcement listed, then we do still encourage potential students to contact us directly. Applicants should first read through our publications and the information on our website, and then send a brief letter of interest, a CV, and unofficial transcripts. In the letter, include why you are interested in joining our team, indicate what about our research seems exciting to you, and what you might like to work on while a graduate student. Application details on Temple’s Biology Graduate program are found here. Also see: Temple University Graduate School and Department of Biology.

Postdocs
Periodically we will hire postdocs to work on particular funded projects. We make those announcements here. We encourage potential postdocs to look into their own fellowships. We are more than happy to work closely with a potential applicant in developing a proposal to a funding agency.

International Collaborators and Students
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Master’s students (or other international students) who are interested should see here about possible master’s internships.

Our research has a strong international component and we have extensive experience both living and researching outside of the U.S.A. (Mexico, the Caribbean, the Netherlands, and China). We encourage international students and potential collaborators to contact us about particular ideas or projects of interest. Our team can help to arrange short to mid stays at the Center for Biodiversity. The Center has state-of-the-art facilities for biodiversity science research including a dedicated genetics facility, large growth chambers, and extensive computing power. We are enthusiastic to work with potential collaborators on proposals through their local funding agencies to fund their stay.

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