We are always excited to welcome new students, postdocs, and summer technicians into the lab. If there are any available opportunities, they will be listed here.

Prospective Students

I mentor both M.S. and Ph.D. students interested in Clemson’s Entomology Program, which is part of the Plant and Environmental Science Department. Students are typically funded through grants that I have secured, but I strongly encourage interested students to work with me to seek their own funding sources. I am happy to help with fellowship application development.

Currently seeking Ph.D. Student:

A position is available for a Ph.D. in Entomology in my lab. Applicants should have a M.S. in Entomology or a related field (Biology, Horticulture, etc.) and experience in entomology. Candidates with a strong background in insect identification are preferred. The project will involve assessing the biodiversity of predators of in organic tomato and squash fields in South Carolina and assisting with specimen identification from other states (FL, GA, NC). Final results will involve modeling how on-farm management practices impact predator communities. Another component of the project will be assessing the non-target impacts of organic pesticides on biological control agents. Contact me via email for additional details. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send me a CV, 1 page personal statement describing your broad research interests, and writing sample (publication, draft publication, etc.).

Other opportunities:

You can also apply for funding through the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program or the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program. There may also be funding available through Clemson Entomology’s Nettles Fellowship. Existing students can secure additional funds for their research through Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants or USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellowships. The Entomology Program also has opportunities for supplementing graduate fellowships and supporting research and travel.

If you are interested in working in my lab, please contact me via email with your CV and a 1 page personal statement describing your broad research interests, any relevant experience, and a description of what you’d be interested in working on.

Prospective Postdocs

Occasionally, I will have funding opportunities for postdocs, which will be listed here. I strongly encourage interested postdocs to apply for fellowships and I am happy to help strong candidates develop their applications. Potential sources of funding for postdoctoral fellowships are:

USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowships

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology

Smith Fellows Program

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

If you are interested in working in my lab, please contact me via email with your CV, a cover letter, and what funding opportunity you are interested in.

Temporary Technicians

We are very busy during the field season (April-September) and are usually looking for undergraduates or recent college graduates to assist with projects. We are currently seeking applicants for these positions. Please contact Rebecca via email with your CV if you are interested in working with us this year.