domingo, 21 de agosto de 2011

Ph.D. Graduate Studentship V Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)

I am looking for a highly-motivated, bright and energetic student to join my laboratory in July 2012 as a Ph.D. graduate student. The first two years (i.e. 24 months) are funded off of a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA). When a student is accepted into the graduate program in Zoology, continued support in the form of either teaching assistantships or GRA's (depending on grant funding) is virtually assured to students in good standing. The successful candidate must apply and be accepted into the Graduate Program in the Dept of Zoology (i.e. either as Zoology or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)). Information on how to apply can be found here . Currently, graduate research or teaching assistants receive tuition waivers, and health care coverage.

My group and I study the mechanisms (e.g. selection, migration) that influence the maintenance of genetic diversity in asexual-sexual species complexes, using the freshwater cladoceran genus, Daphnia, as our primary model organism. My research bridges the fields of population genetics, environmental genomics, and evolutionary ecology. In my lab, a variety of molecular techniques (e.g. microsatellites, DNA sequencing, microarrays) are used to examine the population genetic structure of aquatic organisms, with most of my work focusing on zooplankton.

If you would like to get a better view of the facilities here at the U. of Oklahoma, please visit the OU Biological Station website. Additional info is available on my lab's website.

For further information, please contact:
Lawrence J. Weider, Director of Research
The University of Oklahoma Biological Station
ljweider@ou.edu; phone: 1-405-325-4766 or
325-7438; FAX: 1-405-325-0835