Graduate position: UNebraska_Lincoln.EvolutionarySystemsGenomics

Are you excited to find out how changes to the genome shape behavioral differences between species? Have you ever wondered how new sex chromosomes work together to remodel variation in tissues? The Moore Lab ( at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is recruiting creative and motivated students to join for a PhD position in evolutionary systems genomics to work on these questions, and more! We use beautiful and charismatic Malawi African cichlid fishes to study the mechanisms underlying complex adaptive traits. All projects will focus on generating and integrating different types of genomic data (epigenetics, gene expression, and/or whole genome sequencing), but may also include tissue collection, histology, and/or state-of-the-art, creative behavioral phenotyping.Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and we are committed to fostering a lab environment where all trainees feel welcome and supported. This position may be funded through RA or TA, and includes stipend support and a tuition waiver.Required qualifications:– Interest in evolution, genomics/bioinformatics, behavior and/or sex chromosomes. You do not need experience in all of these fields but should have a clear motivation for wanting to work towards a PhD on this topic.– A willingness to contribute to a supportive and engaging intellectual environment that includes undergraduate researchers.– UNL graduate program requirements: Minimum standards are a B.A. or (or equivalent) from an accredited institution with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or equivalent. If you are international and English is your second language the program requires a TOEFL score of 565 for paper-based test,225 for computer-based test, or 85 for the internet-based test.Preferred qualifications:– Wet lab skills (nucleic acid extractions, genomic library preparations)– and/or familiarity with bash scripting/R or other programming languages (python, perl, etc)– and/or fish handling and husbandry experience– and/or undergraduate or postbaccalaureate research experiencePlease email Emily Moore ( a CV and statement of interest prior to applying to the graduate program in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior in the School of Biological Sciences at UNL ( Applications are due December 1, 2023.Emily Moore <>