RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION
EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The Hood Lab (https://www.amherst.edu/people/facstaff/mhood) in the
Biology Department at Amherst College is seeking to fill a full-time
research assistant position. The position is for one year, and there
is the possibility to reappointment for a second year. Ongoing
projects address the evolutionary ecology of infectious disease in
natural plant populations and evolutionary genomics of the pathogen’s
mating compatibility genes. Activities in this lab span a wide range
of approaches, including molecular genetics, population biology, and
greenhouse/field work. The research assistant will gain experience and
participate in each of these activities as well as in general lab
maintenance and operation. Start date will be as early as April, 2017.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field,
previous laboratory experience, and motivation to engage in biology
research are expected.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women,
persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College
is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture
through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.