Opportunities in the lab

carrying pine trees moreliaI am seeking motivated, creative, and enthusiastic students with broad interests in the biogeochemistry of natural and managed ecosystems to join the lab. Opportunities are potentially available for graduate and undergraduate students and postdocs interested in our work. Please contact me at stevenjh [at] iastate.edu for more information!

Mentoring philosophy

I aim to provide individualized, structured, and collaborative training in all facets of research for everyone in the lab. As a new assistant professor building a lab from the bottom up, I have more time and resources to devote to everyone in the lab. New 130919_ToddsMeadowInstallgraduate students will jump into a well-defined “first-year” project upon arriving in the lab to whet their appetite with new research methods, with the goal of publishing a short paper within the first 18 months that will help launch their subsequent dissertation work. I aim to give PhD students ample flexibility to pursue their own creative research interests within bounds of feasibility and funding constraints.

Graduate programs in Ecology and Environmental Science at ISU

Iowa State University offers several interdepartmental graduate programs. I am particularly interested in recruiting students through the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Science programs. Applications are typically due by January 15 to begin study the following fall semester; please contact me in advance of this Jiilian with NH3 collectordeadline to discuss opportunities.

Undergraduate employment and research opportunities

There are ongoing opportunities for ISU undergraduates of any major to work and possibly to conduct research in the lab. The First Year Honors Program provides an opportunity for motivated students to jump into research.