Graduate position: NorthernArizonaU.TreeEvolution

Graduate Research Assistantships in Tree Genomics & Evolution @ NAU

The School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University (NAU) is seeking
2 highly motivated Master of Science students to join the newly formed
lab of Genetics, Genomics and Evolution of Tree Species. Both positions
include a stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits for 2 years.

Position 1: Students will use genomic tools to identify genes
underlying resistance to the devastating disease white-pine blister
rust in Sugar Pine. This position involves only data analyses.

Position 2: Students will use genomic tools to identify patterns of
hybridization, introgression and local adaptation between two varieties
of Douglas fir. This position involves data analyses, molecular lab
work, and greenhouse work.

Minimum qualifications:

–       Bachelor degree in Genetics, Forest Sciences, Biology, Plant
Sciences, Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics or related fields of

–     Have taken at least one undergraduate course in Genetics.

–       Ability to program in R, Perl or Phyton (familiarity with Linux
is a plus)

–       Willingness to work with big data sets in a computer cluster.

–       Availability to start by July 1^st, 2018 .

–       No greenhouse or molecular lab experience is required.

How to apply:

Please send a 1-page statement of interest, CV, unofficial copy of
transcripts, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores (international students), and
the names and contact information of 3 references by March 5^th, 2018.
If found to be a good match for the position, you will be encouraged to
apply to the graduate program at NAU. Please note that NAU has the
following admission requirements: GPA equal or higher than 3.0 and
TOEFL = 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based).

Contact Information:

Dr. De La Torre,


Northern Arizona University is a 29,000 student-institution with its
main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at
the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. Flagstaff has all-year
easy access to the Arizona snowbowl ski resort and is located at 1-hour
drive from the Gran Canyon.

Useful links:

School of Forestry-

Amanda Rosa Maria De la Torre Cuba <>