Graduate position: TexasTechU.AvianGenomics

The Manthey lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech
University is recruiting highly-motivated individuals for graduate studies
(PhD or MS) in genomics to begin in Summer or Fall 2018. We use
computational biology, fieldwork, and labwork to answer fundamental
questions in evolution, ecology, and conservation biology.

The major themes of our current research are: (1) evolutionary genomics and
transposable element evolution in woodpeckers, (2) population genomics in
North American birds, (3) bird diversification and landscape genomics in
sky islands. Graduate students would be expected to develop research
questions under these broad themes. We have financial support for multiple
students through research and teaching assistantships, including additional
summer support and research funds. For more information about the lab?s
research and opportunities, please check our site:

Interested individuals should email a CV/resume to Dr. Joseph Manthey (, as well as a short description of how your interests
and the research topics of our research group complement each other.

The Department of Biological Sciences has a strong and dynamic group of
scientists with a focus in ecology and evolutionary biology. The department
has strengths in multiple areas of genomics, bioinformatics, and
specialized disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology. The
departmental website can be found here:

~Deadline for applications~ Our department has year-long open admissions,
but has deadlines to be considered for scholarships and fellowships. For
Fall 2018, this deadline is January 15, 2018. Please find all application
details here:

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. While academic and GRE
scores have a role in admissions, motivation, passion for biology, and
research experience are highly valued. Texas Tech University is an Equal
Opportunity Employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified
persons and will ensure that all applicants are treated fairly, equally,
and respectfully.

Joseph D. Manthey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Texas Tech University