Graduate Position: UIllinois_Chicago.EcoEvoDevo

Graduate opportunities focusing on eco-evo-devo are available in Alexander
Shingletonขs laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Shingleton Lab uses Drosophila as a model to understand how the
environment regulates development to generate phenotypic plasticity
and how this regulation evolves. Research in the lab spans multiple
disciplines including developmental genetics, physiology, bioinformatics,
mathematical modeling, ecology and evolutionary biology, and the project
will incorporate many of these. The focus of the graduate research is
flexible, but possible projects include: the developmental regulation
of body size in response to temperature; the coordination of growth and
patterning in response to environmental perturbation; the evolution of
nutritional plasticity.

You should hold a bachelorขs degrees with a major in any natural
science, but must be comfortable exploring biological processes at
multiple levels of organization. The ideal candidate will have some
experience in Drosophila developmental genetics, but individuals
with research experience in any natural science are encouraged to
apply. Ideally, you should have a solid background in statistics and/or
coding and be comfortable with learning R. Candidates who are interested
in mathematical modeling of biological processes are particularly
encouraged to apply.  The position is funded through a combination of
TAships and RAships.

The Shingleton Lab offers a dynamic work environment with excellent
opportunities for independent and collaborative research. We have a
track record of mentoring undergraduate research, and graduates with
an interest in working with undergraduates will find a particularly
welcoming environment.

The Shingleton Lab moved to UIC in August 2018 and is within the
Ecology and Evolution Group in the Department of Biological Sciences.
The department is home to a diverse and dynamic set of research
groups who study a wide-variety of biological questions, utilizing a
correspondingly wide-variety of tools and techniques. The department is
located in the center of Chicago. More details of the lab, department
and university can be found here:

Interested candidate should contact for further
information, and include a CV.

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