Graduate position: UTexasAM.SpeciationHybridZones

The Delmore Lab at the University of Texas A&M is looking for PhD students
to join our group.  We study speciation using hybrid zones and work at
both the micro and macroevolutionary scale.  One of our research streams
focuses on speciation genomics and includes work on the processes that
generation genome-wide variation in estimates of differentiation. We
use both genomic data and computer simulations to address this question.

Another research stream focuses on behaviour ¡V how variation in
behavioural traits contributes to speciation and the molecular basis of
these traits. One of the behaviours we study is seasonal migration. Much
of this work focuses on a hybrid zones between Swainson¡¦s thrushes
but we are constantly expanding the scope of this work. Another
behaviour we study is courtship behaviour using a hybrid zone between
ruby-thorated/black-chinned hummingbirds.

You can apply to work in our lab through three degree programs: Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology (; deadline Dec 15, 2019),
Genetics (; deadline Dec 1, 2019) and Biology
(; deadline Dec 1, 2019). These programs
integrate labs across the TAMU campus from international backgrounds. The
atmosphere is highly collaborative, enthusiastic and supportive. You
will be able to develop knowledge in evolution and substantial genomic
and computational skills while you¡¦re here.

Ph.D. in Genetics at Texas A&M University

The Program in Genetics is the main interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in
the Natural Sciences at Texas A&M University

Texas A&M Biology
Biology Department at Texas A&M University in College Station,
TX. Graduate and Undergraduate Education in Biology, Microbiology,
and Cutting Edge Research!

Texas A&M is a Tier 1 institution with an amazing number of facilities
to support research. College station itself is a friendly university
town located between Austin and Houston. It is the perfect venue for
getting work done while having access to vibrant city centers full of
entertainment and culture.

You can find out more about our lab at If you are
interested in these positions please email a CV (including names and
contact details of two-three references) and a one-page cover letter
stating your motivations to Kira Delmore ( with the
subject line “PhD application” in the first instance. Note that students
will then have to formally apply for admission to Texas A&M University
through any of the degree programs mentioned above.

Kira Delmore | Assistant Professor
Biology, College of Science | Texas A&M University
3528 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843
1 (979) 900-2129 |

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