U. North Dakota. Ancient paleoecology.

The Laboratory of Human and Forensic Genetics at the University of North
Dakota ( is inviting applications from highly motivated
students who pursue a PhD degree.

A student will be engaged in a project on computational analysis of big
oral and environmental microbiome data collected from diverse organisms
across the American Midwest, Eastern Europe, and Madagascar. This
cross-disciplinary project represents an opportunity to get intensive
hands-on training in the methods of ancient DNA analyses including
next-generation sequencing, computational biology and statistical

Candidates should demonstrate motivation for hard laboratory work and
strong interest in genomics and computational biology. Preference will
be given to candidates with a proven record of computational analysis
and bioinformatics skills. Additional experience in high-throughput
sequencing technologies is a plus.  If you are interested, you need to
apply to the University of North Dakota Biology Graduate Program using
the regular procedure. Requirements and How to Apply procedure can be
found in the UND Biology Graduate School website:

The additional information can be also found in the Biology Department

The position starts in August 2019. To receive full consideration,
applications and required materials should be received by the Biology
Graduate Program by February 15, 2019.

Potential graduate students are strongly encouraged to make contact with
Dr. Igor Ovchinnikov.

Contact information:

Dr. Igor Ovchinnikov
Associate Professor
Lab. of Human and Forensic Genetics
Department of Biology
Forensic Science Program
University of North Dakota