The Darby Ecological Genomics Lab at the University of North Dakota, in partnership with North Dakota Game and Fish, is seeking a Ph.D. student for a wildlife genetics research project. The goal of this project is to identify deer population genetic structure to help reduce the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular techniques and high-throughput sequencing technologies, experience analyzing population genetics and geospatial data (such as the use of R, SAS, Python, command-line programming, and/or ArcGIS), and a M.S. degree in a related field (with a preference for experience in fields such as wildlife or disease ecology). To apply, please include at least 1) a 1-2 page cover letter (including your academic background and current status, scientific interests, professional goals, and experiences with the relevant lab and analytical skills), 2) curriculum vitae (plus any significant publications), 3) graduate and undergraduate (unofficial) transcripts and GRE scores, and 4) contact information for three references (institutional affiliation, email, and phone). Review of applications will begin August 1, 2020, and will continue until a candidate is identified and invited to apply for admission to the University of North Dakota graduate program to begin as soon as January 2021.