University of Vermont

Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

Rubenstein Lab - opportunities

Available Positions: Student and Professional Opportunities

Research vessel Melosira at Rubenstein Lab dock

Depending on funding, the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory often has openings for work study students, student interns, graduate students, or postdoctoral associates. To find out more, contact Director Jason Stockwell at

Postdoctoral Associate Opportunities

None available at this time

Graduate Student Opportunities

PhD Assistantship in Limnology

Location: Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, University of Vermont

Responsibilities: Successful applicant will serve as the USGS Powell Center Fellow for the working group GEISHA (Global Evaluation of the Impacts of Storms on freshwater Habitat and structure of phytoplankton Assemblages), which is co-funded by the USGS Powell Center for Synthesis and Analysis and the Centre de Synthèse et d’Analyse sur la Biodiversité. The position is based at the University of Vermont. The Fellow will work with a team of 15+ international researchers in the fields of limnology, physics, ecology, and modeling to analyze traditional long-term datasets and contemporary high-frequency datasets from across the globe to explore theoretical questions related to species diversity and succession in aquatic ecosystems. GEISHA is built within the framework of the GLEON project “Storm-Blitz”. The Fellow will engage in all aspects of the project, including individual and team research, project management, data management, and leadership.

Qualifications: Competitive applicants will have strong mathematical and computer skills, a background in limnology or equivalent field, a demonstrated aptitude for organization, and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds in a team environment. Position involves regular international travel. A valid passport is required.

Salary: Stipend plus tuition

Closing date: until filled

Start date: August 2016 (preferable) or January 2017

Contact: Submit cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references in a single PDF document to Dr. Jason Stockwell at

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Undergraduate Student Opportunities

None available at this time.

Last modified April 25 2016 11:00 AM