The Hardy Lab at Auburn University (http://hardylab.skullisland.info/) is=
recruiting one PhD student and one MS student to start in the spring seme=
of 2018. Each position will be supported fully through research=20
assistantships, including a competitive stipend and tuition waiver.
The PhD student will work on an NSF-funded project to study the species=20=
diversification of aphids in North America. This will entail phylogeny=20=
estimation from genomic data, niche modeling from geospatial data, and=20=
comparative statistical analyses. Background in any of these areas would =
great, but the only thing that is required is an interest in the evolutio=
and biodiversity of insects.
The MS student will study the evolutionary genetics of host-use adaptatio=
scale insects. This will entail a greenhouse-based selection experiment=20=
coupled with transcriptome sequencing and comparison. No prior knowledge =
these methods is required =96 just an interest in how plant-eating insect=
evolve (or in how gene expression changes with niche breadth). The=20
experiments have been designed. What=92s needed is an enterprising studen=
If you are interested (or are interested enough to want more information)=
please send an email to Nate Hardy (email@example.com) with your CV and few w=
about yourslef. Applicants must meet requirements of admission to the Aub=
Graduate School (http://www.grad.auburn.edu/). There is a rolling admissi=
system. These vacancies will stay open until filled.