The Short Lab at the University of Kansas is seeking a motivated graduate student (or two) to join our research group in the Fall of 2019.
The student(s) will be part of an NSF-funded study on the systematics and evolution of the beetle family Hydrophilidae. Funding in our department for PhD students is guaranteed for 5 years (MS for 2 years). The specific research project is flexible depending on the interests of the student. Examples include (not an exclusive list, and projects spanning both morphology and molecular data are particularly welcomed):
- Exploring patterns of habitat shifting or biogeography using phylogenies built with molecular or phylogenomic data
- Illuminating diverse lineages using integrative taxonomy
- Patterns of diversification in the Neotropics
KU has a vibrant, diverse program in evolutionary biology, with a particular strength in specimen-based research. Our Biodiversity Institute has 15 faculty-curators that study everything from birds to fossil plants.
Interested students should send an introductory email to Andrew Short (firstname.lastname@example.org), along with a current CV and why our research group might be a good fit. Application information at requirements can be found on our department website, here: https://eeb.ku.edu/prospective-students
Applications are due December 1!