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  • Graduate positions: Host-parasite coevolutionary ecology

    • Employer: University of Utah, School of Biological Sciences
      Location: Salt Lake City, UT
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/03/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    Clayton-Bush Lab, School of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Utah


    We are seeking two highly motivated Ph.D. students interested in the evolutionary ecology of bird-parasite systems.  Projects in our lab focus on host-parasite coadaptation and diversification.  Most work involves birds, their external parasites, and the symbiotic bacteria in those parasites.  We integrate systematics, ecology, population genetics, experimental evolution, genomics, functional morphology, animal behavior, and conservation biology.  Our projects use captive birds in the lab, as well as fieldwork at home and abroad, most recently in the Galapagos and southern Bahamas.  For more details concerning these projects see our lab website: http://darwin.biology.utah.edu/


    Positions will likely be available starting August 2020. Students in our lab are supported through a combination of fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. Support is offered for five years, contingent upon reasonable performance.


    Former PhD. students from our lab have strong track records.  They have obtained positions at academic institutions ranging from R1 universities to small colleges and industry:  http://darwin.biology.utah.edu/PeopleCB_LabX.html


    For information about the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah please visit www.biology.utah.edu/  We are located in Salt Lake City, one of the most desirable places to live in the United States (particularly if you like hiking/camping in warmer months, and skiing in colder months).  Students interested in our lab should apply through the School of Biological Sciences grad program in Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology.  Admission requirements and applications are available here:  http://www.biology.utah.edu/graduate/eeob/phd.php


    Application deadline is January 3rd, 2020.  We are happy to chat with potential applicants by Skype.  But please start with an email inquiry to one or both of us:


    Dr. Dale H. Clayton (clayton@biology.utah.edu)

    Dr. Sarah E. Bush (bush@biology.utah.edu)


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