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Current opportunities

Lab Manager
coordinate research & people
Description

We are recruiting an enthusiastic Lab Manager/Jr. Specialist to help coordinate the lab's research and technical activities.

Start date

Looking for a candidate to start ASAP, position is open until filled.

Role

The Lab Manager/Jr. Specialist position will include:

  • Managing lab operations
  • Designing & performing experiments
  • Care of experimental animals
  • Collaborating with lab members
Qualifications

A minimum of a BSc in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolution, or equivalent lab experience in a related field is required. Experience with molecular biology techniques is strongly preferred.

How to apply

More details about the position and instructions on how to apply:

- jobrXiv posting
- PDF version of job advertisement

Postdoctoral Associate
lead research & hone skills
Description

We are seeking motivated postdoctoral researchers to lead key projects in the lab while continuing their scientific training. Wet lab, field, and computational opportinties are all available.

Start date

Start date is flexible, can be as soon as Sept 15th 2021.

Projects

We have a variety of exciting projects for postdoctoral associates, including:

  • Creating synthetic chromosomal inversions using CRISPR/Cas9
  • Studying stickleback recombination rate variation using gamete sequencing
  • Experimental evolution of recombination rate using Drosophila

If a potential postdoc has a specific vision for a different project in the general area of adaptation/speciation, I would also be happy to discuss possibilities. We work with sticklebacks and Drosophila, but other systems would be very welcome.

Qualifications

A PhD in Biology, Genetics, Evolution, or a related field is required. Experience with molecular biology and genomics, especially CRISPR and/or single cell techniques, is strongly preferred. We can fully train candidates in all necessary computational, bioinformatic, and statistical skills.

How to apply

More details about the position and instructions on how to apply:

- jobrXiv posting
- PDF version of job advertisement

Graduate Students
train to become a scientist
Description

We are always seeking to recruit enthusiastic PhD students to learn and study along with us in the lab. All graduate positions in the lab are fully funded. Dr. Samuk will work with you to develop an individual research project spanning ~5 years, alongside your coursework.

Start date

Currently recruiting for Sept 2022 start dates (application deadline in late 2021). See here more details.

Projects

The core of a graduate degree is developing and carrying a thesis research project. In the Samuk lab, projects generally evolve around the following themes:

  • Adaptation and speciaton
  • The evolution of recombination rate
  • The evolution of chromosomal inversions
  • Population genetics/genomics
  • The genetics of speciation

You can choose to work on sticklebacks, Drosophila, or another related system, in the lab and/or the field. Projects focusing on other topics related to evolution/behavior/genetics are also welcome.

Qualifications

A BSc is required, and a degree in Biology, Evolution/Ecology, Genetics, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field is strongly preferred. As of 2021, the GRE is no longer a requirement for application to the graduate program at UC Riverside.

How to apply

For full details about the position and instructions on how to apply, see the following document:
- Information on Samuk Lab PhD positions