PhD position available in Landscape Genomics, Phylogeography and Climate
adaptation of tree species @ NAU
The School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University (NAU) is seeking one
highly motivated PhD student to join Dr. De La Torreขs lab of Genomics
and Evolution of Forest Tree Species. The position includes a stipend,
tuition waiver, and full health benefits for 4 years. Outstanding
candidates may qualify for the NAU Presidential Fellowship Program
student will use genomic tools to study phylogeography, migration rates,
and the potential to adaptation to climate change in southwestern conifer
species. The research will include molecular lab work, greenhouse work,
modelling and data analyses.
– Master degree in Genetics, Evolutionary Biology,
Bioinformatics, Forest Sciences, Biology, Plant Sciences, or
related fields of study.
– Proficiency in R, Perl or Phyton (familiarity with Linux is a plus)
– Willingness to work with big data sets in a computer cluster.
– Strong statistical skills
– Experience with GIS
– Availability to start by July 1st, 2019 .
– Molecular lab experience is desirable.
– Skills in modeling with R are desirable.
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 December 15th,
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 higher than 3.0 and TOEFL = 213
(computer-based) or 80 (internet-based).
Dr. De La Torre, Amanda.email@example.com
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 Grand Canyon. School of Forestry- http://nau.edu/forestry
Amanda De La Torre <Amanda.de-la-Torre@nau.edu>