Graduate Students


The global change and aquatic ecosystem analysis research group at Baylor University ( is recruiting a PhD student to begin in Fall 2023. Individuals with demonstrated interest in any of the following are encouraged to apply: analysis and modeling of existing public freshwater, climate, and watershed datasets, spatially-explicit surveys of water quality and ecology in reservoirs or estuaries, remote sensing of water color, submersible sensors, R Studio, Github, open source coding methods. 

Baylor has outstanding research and teaching facilities situated about a 90 minute drive from the Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas metro areas. The research group and lab space are housed in the 500,000 sq ft Baylor Sciences Building. Student offices are situated adjacent to the lab and other aquatic teaching and research labs associated with the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, including a shared analytical laboratory with an experienced lab manager and instruments to perform fundamental chemical analyses of water, soil, and tissue. 

Applicants should ideally have undergraduate research experience or a master of science degree in a related field, and must possess or plan to obtain a U.S. driver’s license. If you are considering this opportunity, please send an email describing your background and interests to Dr Stephen Powers ( with “PhD position” or “graduate position” or “grad position” in the subject line. Our team seeks to cultivate intellectual curiosity and critical thinking to help people from all backgrounds achieve. Applicants should apply to the PhD program in Biology.

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