PhD opportunity in evolutionary ecology

The Walsh lab at the University of Texas at Arlington is recruiting PhD students for the Fall of 2019.  Research in the Walsh addresses questions at the interface of ecology and evolution in aquatic environments.  This position will have the opportunity to contribute to a NSF CAREER grant that is testing the role of phenotypic plasticity in adaptation. This project is resurrecting populations of waterfleas
(Daphnia) from lakes in Wisconsin that have recently adapted to a novel invasive predator. Activities associated with this position include field and laboratory experiments using aquatic organisms. Students with interests in the evolutionary ecology are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a brief statement of interests, CV, and GRE scores to Matt Walsh ( Review of applicants will begin immediately. For more information about the lab, see For information regarding the graduate program at UTA, please see  UTA offers very competitive stipends that include a tuition waiver and health insurance coverage.

The Department and University have numerous resources including state- of-the-art labs, an Animal Care Facility, a Genomics Core Facility, a Center for Human Genomics, and the newly established Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies – a major partnership between UT Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments that offers extensive resources for imaging, proteomics and analytical chemistry. The Department also benefits from access to core UT-system genomics and computational resources at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) – one of the leading advanced computing centers in the U.S.

Arlington is a city of approximately 365,000 and is conveniently located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a workforce of over two million people. The city has 82 public parks, including River Legacy Parks, a 1,300-acre oasis on the Trinity River in the heart of north Arlington.
Arlington is the home of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Texas Rangers Ballpark, and Six Flags Over Texas. Cost of living is relatively low for a major metropolitan area. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth largest airport in the US. More information on the city of Arlington can be found at