Opportunities

Currently looking for 2 postdoctoral researchers and 1 PhD student to start Spring 2023

PhD student position: The student will work on a recently funded NSF project investigating the link between hybridization and drought tolerance in tree species. Requirements: MSc in genetics, evolutionary biology, plant sciences, forest sciences or related fields; experience with R/perl or python; molecular lab experience. These positions are fully supported and include a stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance for 4 years.

Postdoc positions: Postdoc 1 will estimate genome-wide levels of diversity that will inform conservation and restoration activities of threatened species whitebark pine; Postdoc 2 will work on differential expression and epigenomics in relation to drought. Requirements: PhD in biology, evolution, genetics, forestry or related field of study; experience with large genomic datasets and high-performance computing; proficiency in one or more programming languages; molecular lab experience; high communication skills; ability to travel for sample collection and conferences. Positions will be open until filled.

If interested in any of these positions, send your CV, informal transcripts and statement of interest to Dr. De La Torre at Amanda.de-la-torre@nau.edu. TOEFL/IELTS is required for PhD admission of international students and GRE is required for all student applicants. Candidates from underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply.

Join us in the beautiful Flagstaff, a city with views of the majestic San Franscisco peaks and close to the Gran Canyon and Coconino National Park.

Lab location: School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, 200 E. Pine Knoll Dr, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

Northern Arizona University is an Hispanic-serving Institution that sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, on homelands sacred to Native Americans throughout the region. We honor their past, present and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and will forever call this place home.

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