Graduate position: WashingtonU_StLouis.Phylogenetics

A PhD student position is available in the lab of Dr. Michael
Landis. Located in the Department of Biology at Washington University
in St. Louis, the Landis group studies problems in phylogenetics,
biogeography, and trait evolution by designing statistical models,
developing inference methods as software, and applying those methods to
selected groups throughout the tree of life. Learn more about the Landis
Lab here:

The position is to research macroevolutionary questions using phylogenetic
analyses. Possible research topics include efficient estimation of
species relationships using large phylogenomic datasets, divergence
time estimation using biogeography and/or fossils, and modeling gene
expression evolution. Depending on the skills and interests of the new
student, they will help tailor the project so it suits their educational
and professional goals. The student will collaborate within projects,
write first author papers, mentor undergraduate students, receive room
to establish intellectual independence, and train skills as needed.

Candidates should hold an undergraduate degree in biology,
bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, or another quantitative
discipline. Programming experience is desired. Candidates should share
the lab’s interest in using statistical models or software methods to
study evolutionary biology.

PhD applications are officially handled through
the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS): Applications are due
December 1, 2019.

St. Louis is a culturally dynamic and family friendly city,
with affordable housing and excellent access to food, music,
art, and public spaces. Wash U offers outstanding benefits,
including health, dental, vision, and life insurance:

Wash U is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran

Before applying, please take a moment to contact
to introduce yourself and to share your research interests.

Michael Landis