As part of a recently funded project from the NSF to study the genomic factors driving the evolution and diversification of diatoms, the Alverson lab at the University of Arkansas is recruiting two PhD students in evolutionary genomics. Students will be broadly trained in wet lab research and computational biology.
The main Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas is located next to the historic city center in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, which offer a multitude outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and kayaking.
Exceptional students may be competitive for additional funding opportunities that will supplement the standard graduate stipend. The Department of Biological Sciences is actively recruiting Distinguished Doctoral Fellows (DDF) and Doctoral Academy Fellows (DAF). The DDFs have a salary range of $35,000-$40,000 for a 12-month stipend, and the DAFs have a range of $25,000-$30,000 for a 12-month stipend. Additional information is available here: http://grad.uark.edu/future/funding/index.php.
Contact Andrew Alverson for more information.