Graduate Position in Coevolutionary Biology
The Nuismer lab at the University of Idaho is recruiting a Ph.D. student with an interest in modeling coevolving species interactions. This position is available starting in fall 2012 and will provide support in the form of a research assistantship for three years as part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The general goal of this project is to better understand how the number of traits involved in interactions between species influences the coevolutionary process. Although it is expected that a portion of the student's dissertation will be directly related to the objectives of the funded project, much flexibility exists with regard to additional dissertation projects that may be pursued. Although some background in mathematics and/or computation is desirable, any prospective student with an enthusiasm for learning new mathematical approaches to studying evolutionary biology is encouraged to apply.
Interested students should visit the Nuismer laboratory homepage (http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~snuismer/Nuismer_Lab/) for more information about ongoing research projects in the lab, and the Department of Biology and Graduate Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Idaho.
If you are interested in this opportunity please send a CV and a statement outlining your motivation for pursuing graduate studies in coevolutionary biology.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844