Prospective Students

Graduate students opportunities:

Ph.D. Student Position, Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will conduct a research project in Dr. Astrid Schwalb’s stream ecology lab ( to address questions about the (meta-community) ecology of mussels and their conservation in rivers of Texas.Teaching/Research Assistantships will be available.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will be self-motivated, able to work effectively independently and in a team setting. A MS degree in biology, ecology, aquatic sciences, or a related field and prior experience with field work is preferred. Field work may require the ability to work under sometimes harsh conditions and remote locations. GIS skills and experience working with unionid mussels and fish are assets.

Apply by May 31, 2019

Expected starting time: Spring 2020

To apply, please email the following documents with the subject ‘Texas_mussel_PhD’ to Dr. Schwalb (

1) A cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications.

2) A resume or CV.

3) Unofficial copies of transcripts.

4) Names and contact information for three academic references.

Feel free to contact Dr. Schwalb with any questions.

Undergraduate students:

You are interested in joining the lab, doing your own research as a graduate student or participating in ongoing research as an undergraduate student?

You are enthusiastic, self-motivated and you enjoy working in a team?

Please contact me!

Send your CV, a short description of your research interests and career goals, and why you want to join the stream ecology lab.