Funding for PhD student to study the evolution of sex chromosomes in crustaceans.
We seek a student interested in bioinformatics to study sex chromosome evolution in androdioecious branchiopod crustaceans. We have whole genome sequence data, including sequencing of the sex chromosome, that need to be analyzed to test hypotheses of the evolution of sex chromosomes in these shrimp. We seek a student with good problem solving ability and programing experience in C++. Minimally the candidate should at least have some programming experience and be willing to learn C++. Funding is for 5 years and includes both a stipend and tuition remission. Interested parties should contact Dr. Stephen C. Weeks (email@example.com or 330-972-6954). Visit http://blogs.uakron.edu/weeks/ for more information about these crustaceans.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but will begin to be assessed in early February. Applications can be uploaded athttp://www.uakron.edu/ib/academics/ib-admission-requirements.dot. Interested students should contact Dr. Weeks to receive information on application procedures before applying online.