Graduate position: MiamiU_Ohio.PlantEvo-Devo

The Baker Lab ( ) in the Biology Department
at Miami University of Ohio is recruiting a highly motivated graduate
student (M.S. or Ph.D.) to study plant microevolutionary developmental
biology. Research in the Baker Lab includes work on the evolution and
development of locally adapted wildflower populations (Mimulus) and
leveraging evo-devo approaches for sustainable agriculture in crop systems
(Brassica).  Current research involves broad, interdisciplinary approaches
to understanding genotype to phenotype connections and environmental
interactions throughout organismic ontogeny from genomic, transcriptomic,
anatomic, morphological, and physiological perspectives. The research
will primarily be conducted at Miami University, but may necessitate
some extended travel for summer fieldwork.

Miami University features multiple greenhouses,
a center for bioinformatics and genomics
a center for advanced microscopy and imaging (CAMI;, a 170
acre (69 hectare) Ecological Research Center field station
(, and an Institute for
Food (,
which maintains an organic farm

Preferred candidates will have a background in organismal
evolution. Experience with or coursework in genetics (molecular or
quantitative), genomics/bioinformatics, physiology, and/or statistical
analyses would be an asset. Students from diverse backgrounds,
and/or who participated in research preparation programs including
NSF Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) or McNair Scholars,
are highly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will receive tuition waivers and at least one
year of support as research assistants (typically their second year)
and are guaranteed teaching assistantships throughout their graduate
studies (2 years total for M.S. or 6 years total for Ph.D.).

Miami University is located in Oxford <>,
Ohio. Oxford is approximately one hour from both Cincinnati
<> and Dayton
<>, and two hours from Columbus
<>.  Living in Oxford and being a part of the
Miami University community will give you access to a number of exciting
opportunities such as weekly farmer’s market, summer concerts, performing
arts, sports, museums, lectures, and special events. Nearby Hueston
Woods State Park offers 3,000 acres of outdoor recreation including
hiking, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, and fossil hunting.

Applicants should submit a personal statement, CV, 3 letters
of recommendation, GRE scores, proof English proficiency (if
applicable), and baccalaureate transcripts by January 1, 2018 via  Interested applicants
should contact Dr. Robert Baker at with any

For more information about graduate programs in the Biology Department,

-Rob Baker

Robert L Baker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Miami University of Ohio