Graduate position: Dayton_Ohio.EvolutionaryGenomics

We seek one highly motivated and energetic PhD student to join an
NSF-funded project between 2 PIs, Hongmei Li-Byarlay (Central State
University) and Jeff Peters (Wright State University). Both campuses
are located in Dayton, Ohio. The focus of the funded research is the
evolutionary genomic and epigenomic mechanisms of honeybee social
behavior. The candidate student will gain significant knowledge in
honeybee social evolution, behavior, and genetics/genomics.

Funding is available through a combination of graduate research
and teaching assistantships, and the student may start as early as
Jan. 2020. Research will be conducted at Central State University,
while coursework and teaching duties will be centered at Wright State
University. The student may have opportunity to travel to University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mexico for sample collections and

The student will be enrolled in Wright State’s
interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences PhD program
( The
student will need to have a vehicle to commute between Central State
and Wright State (12 miles apart).

Qualifications include: Bachelor degree in Biology, Ecology, Genetics, or
related discipline; GRE scores within the last 5 y (minimum 300—Verbal
plus Quantitative); minimum GPA of 3.0; minimum IBT TOEFL score of 100 and
ability to pass a verbal English test (foreign students only). Preferred
qualifications include: a Master degree or equivalent experience; strong
interest and/or experience in laboratory research and bioinformatics
(transcriptomics, GWAS, and/or methylomic analyses); strong written and
oral communication skills; strong quantitative skills. More information
about both labs are at and Please send a most recent CV,
research interest/experience, and contact information for 3 professional
references to Drs. Li-Byarlay (hli-byarlay at centralstate dot edu)
and Peters (jeffrey.peters at wright dot edu).

Central State University, as a multi-national and culturally diverse
University, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and
diverse place of learning and employment. It is the University’s policy
to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees,
students and visitors, without regard to their race, sex (including gender
identity/expression), sexual orientation, color, religion, ancestry,
national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran or
military status.

Wright State University is committed to an intellectual, cultural, and
social environment in which all are free to make their contribution. The
University strives to achieve an environment in which every student
may think, learn, and grow without prejudice, without intimidation, and
without discrimination. Wright State University promotes the acceptance
of every individual regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, ability
or disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious
affiliation, or national origin.