By Barnabas Daru | June 11, 2021

PhD Position in Biogeography

The Daru lab ( within the Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is seeking a PhD student to begin in Spring 2022. The student’s research will focus on a 3-year NSF funded project to develop informatics tools and methods for biogeography (

The position includes a stipend ($24,000/yr), health insurance, and tuition. These will be provided through a research assistantship. The Daru Lab is supportive of opportunities for professional development (e.g., workshops and conferences). For instance, the student will also have funding to participate in a biogeography-method users workshop in Laguna Madre Field Station in the Gulf of Mexico in south Texas in Years 1 and 3 of the project and Turtle Cove Field Station, Louisiana in Year 2. We strive to provide a flexible, comfortable, inclusive environment for research and professional growth. The successful student will obtain Ph.D. degree through the Marine Biology Program, an interdisciplinary degree program.

Essential qualifications: Applicants should have:

  1. A B.S. or M.S. in biology, ecology, evolution, biogeography, statistics or a related field;
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Desired qualifications:

  1. Experience in spatial analysis and programming in the `R` computing environment;
  2. Prior experience with GIS/geospatial analysis, `R` package development, Git, and/or reproducible research would be an asset.
  3. Prospective students from traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application: Applicants should electronically submit a single PDF file containing the following:

  1. a 2-page cover letter detailing your research interests and explaining why you are a good fit for the position;
  2. a CV or resume (with 3-5 references listed at the end).

Please submit applications by email to Dr. Barnabas Daru at

Applications will be considered until candidate is selected.


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