Graduate Assistantship: Ecological/Evolutionary Genomics of Trees

The Gugger Lab at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a motivated Ph.D. or M.S. student to develop a thesis project on ecological, evolutionary, or conservation genomics of trees. The lab uses next-generation sequencing approaches to understand how populations of long-lived trees respond evolutionarily to environmental change at various time scales, the molecular basis of local adaptation, the factors influencing population genetic variation, the role of hybridization in adaptation, and implications for conservation under global change.

The graduate student will matriculate through the Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences (MEES) Graduate Program ( and will reside at the Appalachian Laboratory in scenic Frostburg, MD ( for the duration of the degree. Expected starting date is Fall 2019 or sooner.

To apply, please first email Paul Gugger ( a single PDF containing (1) a statement of interest, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references. Please indicate “Genomics graduate position” in your subject line.

UMCES is an affirmative action, EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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