Graduate Opportunities

 Graduate opportunity in ecological genomics (bees) at the University of Alabama, USA

The Lozier Lab (lozierlab.ua.edu) at The University of Alabama,
Dept. of Biological Sciences, is interested in recruiting graduate
students to start in the Spring 2017 or Fall 2017 semester. Students
would work on projects related to ongoing NSF-funded studies of bumble
bee population genomics across spatial and environmental gradients
(e.g., latitude, temperature) to uncover signatures of adaptative and
demographic processes within and among species. Research projects in the
lab utilize high throughput sequencing technologies, including RAD-tag
sequencing and RNA sequencing, and new students would likely be involved
in developing projects involving whole-genome sequencing approaches at
the population level.

Students with an interest in population genomics, especially with
uncovering signatures of selection in wild populations via genome-environment-association
analysis, should contact Jeff Lozier (jlozier@ua.edu) by November 1, with a brief statement of
interest, a CV,  an informal academic history (e.g., GPAs, GREs, and
relevant coursework list, etc.), and an example of your writing (e.g.,
first-authored publication, lab report, class paper, etc).

Assistant Prof. Lozier is especially interested in recruiting students who are interested in
or have experience working with native pollinators and have a background
working with high-throughput sequencing, however students with a more
general background in population genetics and molecular ecology should
also feel free to contact him.

Contact Information:

Jeff Lozier
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
The University of Alabama
jlozier@ua.edu
lozierlab.ua.edu

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Graduate research position in plant-soil interactions at Utah State University

The Waring lab at Utah State University is recruiting graduate students to work on projects
related to plant-soil interactions and soil biogeochemistry. Applicants should have a strong
research interest in plant-soil feedbacks, mycorrhizal ecology, and/or soil carbon cycling.

Research in the Waring lab takes place in a diverse array of ecosystems, from semiarid
grasslands to tropical forests, and is highly interdisciplinary, spanning plant, microbial, and
ecosystem ecology. Candidates with lab or field experience in any of these areas are strongly
encouraged to apply. The Waring lab is located at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, a
beautiful town with easy access to many amazing parks and Salt Lake City. For inquiries about
the position, please contact bonnie.waring@usu.edu with a cover letter and CV.

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