PhD in avian evolutionary ecology (USA) ~

17 de diciembre de 2014

PhD in avian evolutionary ecology (USA)

PhD student opportunity in avian evolutionary ecology and population
genomics starting Fall 2015 at the University of New Hampshire

Seeking a highly motivated PhD student for Fall 2015.  The research will
focus on the application of genomic and genetic tools to study ecological
divergence, adaptation, and speciation in sharp-tailed sparrows. Applicants
should have a strong interest in ecology, evolution, and population
genomics/genetics. The position will be in the Kovach lab
( at the University of New Hampshire, with close
collaboration with Dr. Brian Olsen ( at the
University of Maine and an opportunity for co-advisement.  The student will
also be integrated with a collaborative group of researchers studying tidal
marsh bird ecology and conservation across the Northeast

The most qualified candidates will have a strong GPA, laboratory and
analytical experience with genetic/genomic approaches, bioinformatics, and
strong quantitative skills.  Appreciation for bench work and data analysis,
including computer-based components, is important. Masters degree is
preferred but not required. Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to
work collaboratively are important. Interest and ability to work in the
field is desirable.

Admission will be through the Genetics Program at the University of New
Hampshire (; application deadline January 15.
Interested students should contact Adrienne Kovach with further questions,
and send the following materials to
-- letter explaining research interest and experience
-- CV (with GRE scores and GPA)
-- unofficial transcripts (or a list of relevant courses taken)

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