We are always looking for new members to join our team. Lab members are typically passionate about their science, learn new techniques quickly, and work well with others. We also look for the ability to persevere and even have fun in adverse field conditions and repetitive laboratory activities, as well as a passion for baked goods and classic movies.
- Postdoctoral Fellows: Kathy encourages current graduate students and recent PhDs with exciting, fundable ideas to get in touch via email (Kathryn dot L dot Cottingham at dartmouth dot edu) about potentially writing collaborative proposals. Note especially Dartmouth’s Neukom Postdoctoral Fellowship program; the due date for applications is typically in mid-November each year.
- Graduate Students: Grad students in the lab typically enroll in the Ecology, Evolution, Environment, and Society graduate program. Most contribute to ongoing projects in the lab, such as those described on this website, but develop and conduct their thesis research quite independently.
I am not actively looking for graduate students who would begin their programs in Fall 2021. However, I am happy to answer questions about the program and to serve on the committees of prospective students. I’m also open to being persuaded to consider a new student if someone really wants to join us! Applications to EEES are accepted on a revolving basis but we recommend submitting by ~1 December.
- Undergraduate Students: We typically hire 1-3 undergraduate students in spring, summer, and fall quarters to assist with field sampling, mesocosm experiments, laboratory work, and computer modeling and statistics. Students with interests and experience in aquatic ecology, statistics, mathematical modeling, microscopy, chemistry and/or epidemiology are encouraged to be in touch via email. Dartmouth Biology majors who are interested in long-term commitments leading to independent study (Bio 95/96) or honors theses (Bio 97) receive particular consideration, but we also involve non-Dartmouth students from the Upper Valley in our projects (see Alumnae/i listing for examples). Note: students seeking summer work should reach out no later than late March; we typically fill all of our slots by early in spring quarter.