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 
hybridization, introgression 
and local adaptation between two varieties of Douglas fir. This position 
involves data analyses, 
molecular lab work, and greenhouse work.

Minimum qualifications:
-       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 
80 (internet-

Contact Information:
Dr. De La Torre,

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.

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