Graduate assistantship (Maryland): Ecological/conservation genomics of trees

The Gugger Lab <> at the University of

Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES

<>) Appalachian

Laboratory <> 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 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 interest in learning basic bioinformatics.

The graduate student will matriculate through the MEES

<> program and will reside in scenic Frostburg (western

MD) for the duration of the degree. Three years of support are available

through research assistantships, with additional support possible through

teaching assistantships and fellowships

<>. Preferred starting date

would be no later than Fall 2018.

To apply, please email Paul Gugger ( a single PDF

containing (1) a statement of interest, (2) a CV, and (3) contact

information for three references by December 1, 2017. Please indicate

=E2=80=9CGenomics graduate position=E2=80=9D in your subject line.

UMCES is an AA/EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and

minorities are encouraged to apply.