Graduate Position: BrighamYoungU.PlantEvoDevo

Graduate Position in Evolution of Plant Development
Brigham Young University Fall 2018

A PhD graduate student position is available beginning Fall 2018 in the
Whipple lab, Department of Biology, Brigham Young University. Research
interests in the Whipple lab center on the genetic basis of morphological
diversity in plants, employing both model and non-model systems (see Students will employ molecular, morphological and
genetic approaches to address basic questions in the evolution of plant
development. Specific research projects include an analysis of gene
networks that jointly regulate leaf growth and inflorescence architecture
in maize (Poaceae), as well genetic mechanisms underlying a dramatic
shift in floral and inflorescence morphology in Gilia (Polemoniaceae).

The successful applicant will be highly motivated with a strong interest
in plant development, and demonstrated experience with basic molecular
biology techniques (PCR, cloning, sequence analysis, etc.).

Funding for this position is guaranteed through a combination of Teaching
Assistantships from the Department of Biology, and Research Assistantships
from external NSF research funds and will cover tuition and benefits in
addition to a competitive yearly stipend.

BYU is located in Provo, UT, centrally situated in a state renowned
for its spectacular outdoor recreational offerings. For the more
urban-oriented, diverse cultural and social opportunities abound in both
Provo and nearby Salt Lake City.

Interested applicants should send a CV, transcripts, GRE scores (if
available) and a statement of research interests to Clinton Whipple
( Applications will be screened starting immediately
and continue until to Jan 1st 2014. International students with strong
credentials are welcome and encouraged to apply.

All application materials and any questions should be directed to:

Clinton Whipple
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Brigham Young University
4102 LSB
Provo UT, 84602


Email correspondence is preferred

Clinton Whipple <>