We seek a highly motivated student for a Ph.D. position at the
University of Idaho in the recently funded NSF-EPSCoR GEM3 program
(https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.idahogem3.org&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C3701e0b3988a402a680608d6868c3dc0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636844334227895689&sdata=A0o9y%2FXeQv1GWvLU32mQrGbr8t8ZJYeke%2Fs54EkSZwI%3D&reserved=0). The program seeks to understand how
genetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity affect species response
to environmental change, shaping both population response and adaptive
capacity. The program is focused primarily on two taxa: redband trout,
a subspecies of rainbow trout, and sagebrush. These taxa are integral
to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems across the American West and
are central to land-use management decisions that drive the economy of
the region. This advertised Ph.D. position is focused on redband trout.
The Ph.D. student will join an interdisciplinary cohort of postdoctoral
researchers and students working at scales from genomic characterization
of physiological traits in trout and sagebrush, to mapping and modeling
of complex ecological, evolutionary, and social-economic systems.
The Ph.D. student will have the opportunity to gain skills such
as molecular population genomics, landscape genetics analysis, and
agent-based and systems modeling.
The position is available to start in fall 2019 and will be co-advised by
Lisette Waits (Fish & Wildlife Sciences) and Paul Hohenlohe (Biological
Sciences). Students in the GEM3 program may choose from several
degree programs at UI, including Natural Resources, Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology, Environmental Science or Biology.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, GRE
scores, and contact information for three references to Paul Hohenlohe
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately;
for full consideration please apply before February 22, 2019