Graduate Position: CityUNewYork.EvolutionaryBiology

The Calamari lab at the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks applicants for a PhD position to study the intersection between gene expression and regulation and anatomical variation in fossil and living animals. United by our focus on changes in gene expression and regulation during development, geometric morphometrics, and phylogenetic comparative methods, the successful applicant will join our ongoing efforts to understand the evolution of new morphology, especially horns, antlers, and other bony cranial outgrowths in even-toed hoofed mammals (cattle, antelopes, deer, giraffes, etc.).The Calamari lab is located at Baruch College in Manhattan and works extensively with the facilities at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The graduate student will have ample opportunities to join Calamari lab collaborations on a variety of morphological and genomics topics.The ideal candidate will have some experience in programming related to bioinformatics (in particular single-cell/single-nucleus sequencing, high-throughput RNA sequencing, or ATAC sequencing) and wet lab experience in preparing histological slides of soft tissues and bone. Qualified applicants with backgrounds in biology, paleontology, or other related fields are welcome.Potential applicants should contact Zachary Calamari( with a description of their experience, research interests, and CV. The successful applicant will be enrolled full time at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior subprogram of the Department of Biology. Applications to the CUNY Graduate Center to start in the Fall 2024 semester are due January 1, 2024. More information about applying to the program can be found here: Calamari lab and CUNY are inclusive research communities; students from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.