Graduate position: VirginiaCommonwealthU.NicheEvolution

The Eckert lab located at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is looking
to recruit a new doctoral student to study niche evolution in conifers.
Students interested in conifers, phylogenetic comparative methods, niche
evolution, and the genetic architecture of adaptation are particularly
encouraged to apply. The student would be enrolled in the Integrative Life
Sciences (ILS) doctoral program. This program has competitive teaching and
research assistantships, including tuition waivers, available to qualified
applicants. More information about the ILS program is located at:

The Eckert lab is located in the Department of Biology at VCU. Currently,
lab members include one postdoctoral scientist, three doctoral students,
one M.S. student, and several undergraduate researchers. Members of the lab
are encouraged to develop their own projects, attend conferences, and match
research and teaching experiences to their career goals. For more
information about my mentoring style, please see:

VCU is located in Richmond, Virginia, and is a large, urban campus with an
undergraduate enrollment of approximately 32,000 students. Richmond has
great art, music, and food scenes, as well as wonderful park systems. It is
located along the James River and was recently voted the best river town in
the United States.

If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail ( In
your e-mail, please provide brief descriptions of your research and career
goals, as well as attach your CV. The deadline for applications to the ILS
program is January 10, 2018.

Andrew J Eckert <>