Join the Lab!

We welcome inquiries from potential undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers with interests in freshwater ecology and conservation. The Ruhi Lab is a diverse, dynamic group of people who work hard and have fun together. There are plenty of projects to work on–if you want to explore opportunities, contact us!

Undergraduate Students

If you are a current UC Berkeley undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience, conducting a summer internship, or developing an honors thesis on freshwater ecology, please e-mail us and we will talk about ongoing projects that may be of interest. UC Berkeley undergraduates may apply to work in our group through various programs, such as URAP, SPUR, and BSP.

Graduate Students

Highly-motivated individuals wishing to join our group as a Ph.D. student are encouraged to e-mail me, including a CV and a description of background and research interests. This conversation should take place well before applying to the ESPM’s Ph.D. program, so that we can discuss fit and identify potential research projects. Many funding opportunities exist, such as NSF-GRFP, EPA-STAR, Ford Foundation, Delta Science Fellowship.

Postdoctoral Researchers

We always welcome inquiries from prospective postdocs. If you think our group is a good fit for your interests, please e-mail me with a CV and a summary of your research interests. We can help you put together a proposal and apply for competitive postdoctoral fellowships–including but not limited to: UC Berkeley’s Miller FellowshipUC’s President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ford FoundationSmith Fellowship, and the Delta Science Fellowship Program. More funding opportunities in ecology can be found here (credit: Allison Barner).