Graduate position: Mississippi State University

Graduate position: Mississippi State UniversityThe Smith lab at Mississippi State University is recruiting a PhD student for Fall 2024! We develop methods for studying diversification using genomic data, and apply these methods to study diversification in terrestrial snails and slugs. We are looking for students interested in methods development in population genetics and phylogenetics and/or studying diversification in terrestrial slugs. Ongoing projects include the development of machine learning approaches to investigate species’ evolutionary histories and investigations into the evolutionary histories of invasive slugs. Our lab combines fieldwork, wet lab work, and computational work, and thus there are varied opportunities depending on student interests. Additional information on the lab can be found at interested should contact me directly by email( before applying with an attached CV and a brief description of your research interests. Our graduate admissions deadlines are flexible but applications before February 1, 2024 are preferred. Our department no longer requires the GRE. Mississippi State is located in Starkville, Mississippi, a half-hour drive from excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge and the Tombigbee National Forest. We are 1.5 hours from Tuscaloosa, 3 hours from Memphis, and 4.5 hours from New Orleans. Additional departmental details can be found at:“Smith, Megan” <>