*MS position*: A fully funded graduate research assistantship position (funding provided by teaching assistance) is available in the lab of Dr. Matt Hale in the Biology Department at Texas Christian University starting in August 2019. Research projects will be in the field of evolutionary and population genetics. Current projects in the Hale lab include understanding the genetic basis of migration in Rainbow and Steelhead Trout, and studying the extent of sex-bias in gene expression in non-model organism. All projects will give students the opportunity to learn Next Generation Sequencing and bioinformatics techniques. The applicant should have previous lab experience including, but not limited to, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR amplification, and DNA sequencing. Ideally, the candidate will also have experience with computational analysis and bioinformatics, although training in these areas will be provided. Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and reasons for applying, and the names and contact details of THREE potential referees to Dr. Matt Hale (email@example.com). Review of applicants will begin on November 1. For more details on the Biology department at TCU please see http://biology.tcu.edu/
more details about Dr Hale's research can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matt_Hale2
The candidate should have or expected to have (by August 2019) an undergraduate in biology or related discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The candidate is also required to have taken the GRE and scored a minimum of 300. Previous research experience – ideally in genetics or related area - is preferred but not essential. Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and reasons for applying, and the names and contact details of THREE potential referees to Dr. Matt Hale (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applicants will begin on November 1.