Graduate position: UKentucky.QuantitativeEvolutionEcol

The Van Cleve Research Group ( in
the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky is currently
recruiting Ph.D. students to join the lab in Fall 2020. The lab in
generally interested in quantitative and mathematical approaches to
evolutionary biology and ecology. Past and current research areas include
social evolution and other topics in evolutionary ecology, the evolution
of phenotypic plasticity and bet-hedging, how populations cross fitness
valleys, and epigenetic processes including genomic imprinting (see here
for publications:

Additionally, the lab aims to be broadly interdisciplinary across
complex biological systems from the molecular to metapopulation scales
and welcomes applicants interested in quantitative approaches and with
diverse backgrounds including (but not limited to) mathematics, physics,
computer science, and economics.

The exact research project topics for potential students are flexible,
though interested individuals should contact Jeremy Van Cleve
( with a CV and short statement of interests before

Applicants should apply to the Department of Biology Graduate program
(, and admission guidelines can be
found at: Stipend, tuition, and
medical insurance, are covered as part of a teaching assistantship and
research assistantships and fellowships are competitively available.

Questions about the Biology Graduate program can be sent to Van Cleve
( or the Director of Graduate studies, David Weisrock

Please note that applications should be received by January 1st 2020
for full consideration.

Jeremy Van Cleve

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 218-3020

“Van Cleve, Jeremy” <>