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OPEN POSITION! PhD Student in insect ecology / Lab Technician Senior

We have a new opening for a PhD student / lab manager (hybrid position)! The specific research topic to be pursued is somewhat flexible and can be developed in consultation with me, so long as it relates to the community and/or landscape ecology of beneficial insects. This position is funded by new faculty startup, rather than grants, so I’m more interested in bringing on strong candidates than assigning a specific project!


In addition to pursuing a PhD degree, this student will assist with daily lab operations (purchasing, safety, etc.) and collaborate with me to prepare grant proposals and manuscripts. This is a regular UK staff position, and comes with improved pay and benefits relative to traditional graduate student stipends. It's also an opportunity to earn authorship on more papers and grants than is typical for a graduate student.


Competitive candidates will have completed a B.S. or M.S. in ecology, entomology, biology, environmental science, or related field and will have previous field and lab-based research experience.


For more information please email nate.haan (at) with a copy of your CV, a brief (<1 page) statement about your research interests, and contact information for 3 references. I hope to set up interviews with top candidates in late March.

Postdoctoral positions

No funded positions currently available, but I am open to candidates who bring their own funding. If you have an idea you think would fit within our lab's scope I'm happy to help strategize as you prepare a proposal.

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