!!! IMPORTANT !!!
I offer a PhD research assistantship  to one doctoral student  to join a project on phenotypic plasticity and evolutionary adaptations to climate change in the desert horned lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos).

The student will be mainly responsible for genome assembly and annotation and will be encouraged to develop a disseration project that will leverage this new genome.

The candidate must be enthusiastic, hard working, reliable, willing to learn new approaches, and have a deep interest in genomics and bioinformatics.

Knowledge of unix, perl, or R is a plus but is not necesary as long as the student has an interest in learning basic programming.

If interested, send the following information to tjezkova@miamioh.edu
a) cover letter explaining your research interests and expertise
b) current curriculum vitae
​c) contacts for three references
Ro appeal to them all.
I am looking for MSc and PhD students to join the lab.  Prospective students must be enthusiastic, hard working, reliable, and willing to learn new techniques and approaches, and have an interest in global change biology, genomics, bioinformatics, populations genetics, or ecological niche modeling.

Example PhD projects:


Example MSc projects:
  • Reproductive strategy of the desert horned lizard in response to climate change (approaches: museum specimen disection, statistics)
  • Diversification and niche evolution in Oidipodinae grasshoppers (approaches: phylogenetics, bioinformatics, GIS, niche modeling).
  • Post-glacial range expansion in North American mammals (data mining, bioinformatics and GIS analyses).
  • Phylogeography of the brown vine snake

If interested, send the following information to tjezkova@miamioh.edu:
a) cover letter explaining your research interests and expertise
b) current curriculum vitae
​c) contacts for three references