PhD Scholarships at University of Colorado, USA- 2024 (Earth and Environmental Sciences, Shen Laboratory)


Two full-ride Ph.D. student positions in Earth and Environmental Sciences;

We are looking for two highly motivated Ph.D. students to join our group starting 2024 Spring or Fall. The Shen Laboratory welcome students with all backgrounds, race/ethnicity, and gender who are interested in environmental health. The successful candidates will work on exciting projects related to Environmental Health Data Science, integrating high-dimensional environmental exposures, multi-omics, and health outcomes through advanced machine learning and statistical methods.


Applications are reviewed as soon as they are received.
Please refer to relevant research here

Position 1: Environmental exposures and microbiome

Position 2: Precision computational environmental health

Type: Doctorate

Application Deadline: 15 August, 2023

Value of Award: Full tuition fee

Candidate requirement:

  • BS in Science or Engineering
  • Undergraduate GPA>3.3
  • International students please include TOEFL or IELTS scores in your CV
  • GRE is currently not required for Spring 2024 admission
  • Programming experience is preferred, not required

We would offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Fully covered tuition
  • Rigorous scientific training in environmental health and data science
  • Promising job market after graduation
  • UTA is conveniently located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, 4th largest metroplex in the United States

To apply:

Candidates who are interested in these two positions are encouraged to contact Dr. Yike Shen via email with subject line as “Ph.D. Application_Your Name”. Please copy your email to Successful candidates will need to submit formal application materials to UTA online application system. Please include the following documents in your email inquiry.

  • Cover letter that highlights your educational background, research experience and interests, and career goals (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for 2 references (including names, affiliations, and emails)
  • Unofficial transcripts (International students please translate your transcripts into English, except for applicants from China)


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