Nate Hardy is looking for two graduate students (either PhD or MS) to jo=
in his research group at Auburn University and work on the evolutionary biodiversity of sap-sucking bugs. He needs help with two projects: 1) Estimating the aphid phylogeny and using it to figure out what drives speciation in plant-eating insects. 2) Conducting selection experiments a=
nd gene expression analyses to figure out how plant-eating insects evolve th=
eir diets. Please see the Hardy Lab website (http://hardylab.skullisland.info=
/) for a more detailed overview of the research program.
Students with an interest in any of the following subjects are encouraged=
to apply: speciation, species diversity, phylogenomics, comparative phylogenetics, evolutionary ecology, experimental evolution, and transcriptomics.
Four years of support are available for PhD students and two years for MS=
students, through graduate research fellowships that include a tuition waiver, health benefits and a competitive stipend. The start date for bot=
h positions is August 18, the beginning of the 2017 Fall Semester.
If you are interested, please send a CV and a short statement of your research interests (less than 500 words) to Nate Hardy, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fe=
el free to contact him by email for further information. Please also apply t=
o the Auburn Graduate School (http://graduate.auburn.edu/prospective-
students/application-instructions/). Review of applicants will start on M=
arch 24. The positions will stay open until filled.
Dr Nate B Hardy
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849