*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 2021. The project will be centered on monitoring the effects of hatchery rearing on genome-wide variation in Chinook Salmon, with a particular focus on the effects of domestication selection. The project involves collaborations with Drs. Charlie Waters and Wes Larson, both of NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Auke Bay Laboratories. The project is designed to give the student the opportunity to learn whole genome resequencing and bioinformatics techniques and how they can be applied to address questions in fisheries management. The applicant should have previous experience analyzing genetic data. 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 10th. For more details on the Biology department at TCU please see http://biology.tcu.edu/
The candidate should have or expected to have (by August 2021) 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 10.