Graduate position: ClarksonU.ExperimentalEvolution

PhD position in Evolutionary Biology: Using use microbial experimental
evolution to explore drivers of parallel evolution and adaptation in
heterogeneous environments.

The Bailey Lab at Clarkson University, Potsdam NY is looking to fill a
PhD position in the Bioscience and Biotechnology (B&B) PhD Program
starting summer or fall 2018. The successful candidate would use
microbial experimental evolution to explore processes driving parallel
evolution, and/ or local adaptation and dispersal evolution in
heterogeneous environments. Some practical experience in microbiology
is desired but training will be provided. Along with experimental
evolution, the Bailey lab also uses a range of quantitative approaches
including statistical modelling of genome data and computer
simulations, and so these other approaches can also be incorporated
into the PhD project depending on student interest and prior

For more information on research in the Bailey lab, see
For more information on the Clarkson University B&B program, see

The successful candidate will have a BSc or MSc degree in biology or a
related field, preferably one that included a research component
(e.g., a dissertation or a thesis). The position will be funded by a
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, which involves about 20 hours of TA
work each week during the fall and spring semesters. Qualifications
for this assistantship include good interpersonal skills and good to
excellent command of the English language.

Interested students can contact Dr. Susan Bailey
( for more details, or apply directly at Please
indicate in your application that you are responding to this ad and
are specifically interested to work with Dr. Bailey.

Submitted application materials must include an official transcript,
statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, and score
results of the GRE aptitude test (may be waived for some applicants).
International students for whom English is not a first language must
also submit a TOEFL score unless their BSc or MSc degree was in
English language.