Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Doctoral Research Assistantship in Herpetology

Institution
Miami University of Ohio
Location
Oxford, Ohio
Closing Date
not provided

A PhD research assistantship is available in the Global Change Biology Lab at the Miami University of Ohio. The student will join an ongoing project on evolutionary adaptations to climate change in horned lizards (genus Phrynosoma).

The student will be mainly responsible for assembly and annotation of the genome of the desert horned lizard (Phrynosomaplatyrhinos). The student will be encouraged to develop a PhD dissertation project that will leverage this new genome.

More information about this position can be found at caloprymnus.com/graduate-research.

Qualifications:

The candidate must be enthusiastic, hard working, reliable, willing to learn new techniques, and have a deep interest in genomics and bioinformatics.
Knowledge of programming (e.g. unix, perl, R) is a plus but is not necessary as long as the student is interested in learning these skills.

To Apply:

Inquires and applications can be send to Dr. Tereza Jezkova at tereza.jezkova@miamioh.edu. Applications will be accepted immediately and should include the following:

  • Cover letter explaining your research interests and expertise
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contacts for three professional references

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