The Gugger Lab <http://research.al.umces.edu/pgugger> at the University of
Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES
Laboratory <http://www.umces.edu/al> 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
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
<http://mees.umd.edu/> 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
<https://www.umces.edu/fellowship-opportunities>. Preferred starting date
would be no later than Fall 2018.
To apply, please email Paul Gugger (email@example.com) 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.