The Gugger Lab <http://research.al.umces.edu/pgugger> at the University of
Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a motivated
Ph.D. or M.S. student to develop a thesis project on ecological,
evolutionary, or conservation genomics of trees. The lab uses
next-generation sequencing approaches to understand how populations of
long-lived trees respond evolutionarily to environmental change, the
molecular basis of local adaptation, the factors influencing population
genetic variation, the role of hybridization in adaptation and speciation,
and implications for conservation under global change.
The ideal applicant will have prior research experience in population
genetics or plant ecology/evolution, molecular laboratory skills, strong
quantitative skills, and proficiency in or interest in learning basic
The graduate student will matriculate through the Marine, Estuarine, and
Environmental Sciences (MEES) Graduate Program (http://mees.umd.edu/) at
the University of Maryland, College Park but will reside at the Appalachian
Laboratory in scenic Frostburg (western MD, http://www.umces.edu/al) for
the duration of the degree. Three years of support are available through
research assistantships, with additional support possible through teaching
assistantships and fellowships (e.g.,
<http://www.umces.edu/fellowship-opportunities>). Starting date can be as
soon as January 2018 and no later than Fall 2018.
To apply, please first email Paul Gugger (firstname.lastname@example.org) a single PDF
containing (1) a statement of interest, (2) a CV, and (3) contact
information for three references. Please indicate =E2=80=9CGenomics graduat=
position=E2=80=9D in your subject line.
UMCES is an affirmative action, EOE. Individuals with disabilities,
veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.