Join us!

Whether you are an undergraduate, a prospective graduate student or a postdoc – we are always willing to discuss the possibility of having you on our team!  We are especially interested in hearing from folks that are excited, self-starting, teachable, positive, dependable, perseverant, and responsible. Because we have a broad range of projects in our laboratory spanning both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, we seek individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Have a look at our lab expectations for more information.

Current Opportunities:

No current openings.


Undergraduates: Contact Dr. Carini about potential research projects.

Prospective graduate students: Before applying to graduate school, contact Dr. Carini (but first read this). You will need to apply for graduate school, currently as a Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science student, which is outlined here. Students with a Master’s degree or 2+ years post-graduate laboratory experience are strongly encouraged to inquire about PhD positions. There are limited opportunities for teaching assistantships as a graduate student, which means most admission decisions will depend on whether we have money to support you. You can help by bringing your own funding. As a student in our lab, you will be encouraged to apply for external funding.

Prospective Postdocs: We are always happy to discuss how your ideas fit with the work we do and ways to fund your work in our lab.