Graduate Students


The global change and freshwater ecosystem analysis research group at Baylor University ( is recruiting a PhD graduate student to begin in Fall 2023. The applicant should have strong interest in the following: freshwater ecosystems and their data, R Studio, Github, and 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. Please review additional departmental admission guidelines ( If you are considering this opportunity, please send an email describing your background and interests to Dr Stephen Powers ( with “graduate position” or “grad position” in the subject line. 

Applicants should apply to the PhD program in Biology ( 

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