Graduate position: PurdueU.HoneybeeEvolutionaryGenetics

Description: Two full-time Graduate Research Assistantships (Ph.D.) are
available beginning Summer/Fall 2019 in the laboratory of Dr. Brock Harpur ( in the Department of Entomology at Purdue University.

North American honeybee populations are non-native. They originate from
European settlers who brought colonies from at least two highly-diverged
source populations. How does admixture of highly diverged populations
influence gene expression, gene regulation, phenotypic expression, and
ultimately the evolution of traits? The Harpur lab is seeking two Ph.D.
students to combine genomics, transcriptomics, computational biology, and
biochemistry to tackle this question focusing on industry-relevant traits.
Application of molecular techniques and outreach to beekeepers and the
community will be an integral part of the students’ training.

Contact: Interested candidates should contact Dr. Harpur (
by November 17th, 2018. Please contact him with any questions. To be
considered for this position send a C.V., contact information for 3
references and a 1-page cover letter describing research interests and
background (use email subject line: “Grad Fellowship: Harpur Lab”). You can
also meet Dr. Harpur in person at the 2018 ESA, ESC, and ESBC Joint Annual
Meeting (Entomology 2018) in Vancouver.

About Purdue University: The Department of Entomology at Purdue is an
integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading
colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences, ranked
eighth globally in the 2016 QS World University Rankings. The College is
deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and
extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all
missions. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 325 faculty,
2782 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. The College’s
strategic plan can be accessed at

For more information on the Entomology Graduate Program, Purdue University
and West Lafayette, Indiana see:, and

The Department and College of Agriculture are committed to advancing
diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship,
instruction, and engagement. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – .  Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.
All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.