Graduate Research Assistantships in Forest Genomics @ NAU
The School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University (NAU) is seeking 2 highly
Master of Science students to join the newly formed lab of Genetics, Genomics
and Evolution of
Forest Tree Species. Both positions include a stipend, tuition waiver, and
health benefits for 2
Position 1: The student will use genomic tools to identify genes underlying
resistance to the
devastating disease white-pine blister rust in Sugar Pine. This position
involves only data
Position 2: The student will use genomic tools to identify patterns of
and local adaptation between two varieties of Douglas fir. This position
involves data analyses,
molecular lab work, and greenhouse work.
- Bachelor degree in Genetics, Forest Sciences, Biology, Ecology, Plant
Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics or related fields of study.
- Have taken at least one course in Genetics.
- Ability to program in R, Perl or Phyton (familiarity with Linux is a
- Willingness to work with big data sets in a computer cluster.
- Availability to start by July 1st, 2018 .
- No greenhouse or molecular lab experience is required.
How to apply:
Please send a 1-page statement of interest, CV, unofficial copy of transcripts,
GRE scores, and
TOEFL scores (international students), and the names and contact information of
3 references by
March 5th, 2018. If found to be a good match for the position, you will be
encouraged to apply
to the graduate program at NAU. Please note that NAU has the following
requirements: GPA equal or higher than 3.0 and TOEFL = 213 (computer-based) or
Dr. De La Torre, amanda.de-la-to...@nau.edu
Northern Arizona University is a 29,000 student-institution with its main
campus in Flagstaff, a
four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco
Flagstaff has all-year easy access to the Arizona snowbowl ski resort and is
located at 1-hour
drive from the Gran Canyon.