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  • Graduate student position/s open

I am recruiting highly motivated and independent graduate students with strong quantitative skills to join my lab. The position/s will begin with fieldwork in the summer of 2018, before progressing to graduate classes at Colorado State University in during Fall.

Research projects are broadly structured to understand nutritional bases of honeybee health. The project will involve conducting behavioral and chemical assays in the lab, and examining effects at the colony level. Knowledge of beekeeping or chemical analyses is not required. Successful candidates are expected be comfortable working with honey bees or have a willingness and enthusiasm to learn beekeeping.

Depending on the student’s interest, flexibility exists to develop other related projects. Most projects in our lab involve interacting with beekeeper stake holders and extension personnel in Colorado.

Teaching and research assistantships are available.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a preliminary application (CV, a brief statement of interest, unofficial transcript, GRE scores, contact information for three references) to Arathi Seshadri (

Statement of interest should address the following topics

1. What are your broad research interests? What are some specific research questions relating to nutrition and honeybee health that interest you?
2. What kind of skills do you have – specifically do you have actual research experience? Do you have experience in projects involving bees?
3. Why do you want to pursue graduate studies?
4. What kind of career are you seeking?
4. How’s your academic record? What courses have you taken?

Candidates should apply to the graduate program at the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College of Agriculture, ( before March 1 2018. Candidates can also apply through the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology ( by Jan 1 2018.

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