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Note for all former lab members about requesting letters of recommendation: please send me an email at least 3 weeks before the letter due date with the subject line ‘letter of recommendation due [due date]’. In the body of the email include the email address or web site where I need to submit the letter,  the link to the program or grant you are applying for, your CV and/or other important application materials, and a brief explanation of why you want to apply.  If you follow these instructions, your letter will be submitted on time and there is no need to contact me with reminders. If you do not follow these instructions, it is unlikely that your letter will be submitted on time.

Postdocs

I am always happy to hear from potential postdocs working in the fields of community ecology, pollination ecology, and biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research who are interested in joining our current vibrant and productive postdoc group. Please email me with a brief description of your research interests and how they fit into our lab, your CV, and pdfs of your most relevant published papers. I encourage potential postdocs to apply for fellowships such as the Rutgers EOAS Postdoctoral Fellowship, the David H. Smith Conservation Fellowship, or an NSERC Fellowship. A more complete list of fellowships that you might be eligible for can be found on Marissa Baskett’s site, and general advice for postdocs at Spencer Hall’s sitePlease contact me well in advance of proposal deadlines to discuss your ideas for developing a fellowship proposal together.

Graduate Students

I seek highly motivated, creative Ph.D students who bring enthusiasm and rigor to their research. In return you can expect from me the commitment to help you do your best work and achieve your scientific and career goals during your time in our lab. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please email me with a brief description of your research interests and how they fit into our lab, your CV, your undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), and your GRE scores (including the percentile; unofficial is fine). I admit on average one Ph.D student per year through the Graduate Program in Ecology & Evolution. I encourage prospective students to apply for external graduate funding such as an NSF Graduate Fellowship, or an EPA STAR Fellowship. A more complete list of fellowships that you might be eligible for can be found on Marissa Baskett’s site, and general advice for graduate students at Spencer Hall’s site. Please contact me well in advance of proposal deadlines to discuss your ideas for developing a fellowship proposal together.

Undergraduates

We are always looking for self-motivated and scientifically curious undergraduates to join us in our research. From you, we expect dedication, commitment and careful work in the field and lab; from us, you can expect support in obtaining independent funding for your research, developing your research skills and ideas, and presenting your work at conferences and/or in peer reviewed publications (see People for the impressive accomplishments of current and former lab undergrads!). If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Rachael Winfree to describe why you want to join the lab, and let her know your major and GPA.

Job Opportunities

We hire several field research technicians for spring and summer projects in most years. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.

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