Opportunities

Feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss joining the lab as a Ph.D. or M.Res. student. I am not currently advertising any Ph.D. studentships, but I will likely do so again in autumn 2022.

For information about joining as a post-doc, click here.

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Postdoc Opportunities:

I am searching for a postdoc with an interest in population genomics and/or historical demography to join a NSF/NERC-funded project tackling the question of how adaptations that reduce interspecific interference affect range expansion.

The focal species, Hetaerina titia, varies in wing coloration both seasonally and geographically, and wing colour determines the frequency and intensity of territorial and reproductive interactions between H. titia and other sympatric Hetaerina species. Taking advantage of among-population variation in wing colour, we will use genomic approaches to understand how behavioural interference between species influences range dynamics.

The successful applicant will be expected to take a leadership role in the design and management of the genomic analyses (from library prep to analyses) on existing samples to compare rates of diversification and historical demography among H. titia populations and between H. titia and four congeners to differentiate between several possible historical range expansion scenarios.

For more information on this position, see the job ad here and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Greg Grether, at UCLA, is also hiring a post-doc to work on a different aspect of this project. If you are a behavioural ecologist/field biologist looking for a post-doc, check out the ad here.

I would also be glad to hear from folks interested in developing funding applications for postdoctoral fellowships (e.g., through Marie Curie Actions, Newton International Fellowships, or others). I am open to discussing the possibility of working remotely (i.e.,"ghostdoc"ing).