The Kapheim Lab at Utah State University is recruiting a Ph.D. student for Fall 2018 to study maternal effects in solitary bees, in collaboration
with Dr. Theresa Pitts-Singer at the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit. The primary objective of the project is to investigate the
molecular mechanisms and phenotypic consequences of trans-generational effects. Graduate students will be encouraged to develop their own
research program within the scope of the larger study. Students working on the project will receive training in field biology, physiology, transcriptomics, and bioinformatics. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in outreach and extension activities.
Research in the Kapheim lab addresses the evolutionary processes responsible for the diversity and plasticity of complex traits. We
seek to understand the developmental and sociogenomic mechanisms underlying behavior to better understand how it evolves. Our research
is integrated across sub-disciplines of biology, including evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, comparative genomics and transcriptomics,
neuroscience, physiology, and metagenomics.
For more information, please visit www.kapheimlab.com.
The USU Department of Biology is home to a superb faculty with a diverse set of research interests. USU is located in northern Utah’s Cache Valley. Situated between two mountain ranges and next to beautiful Logan Canyon, there are plenty of opportunities for fieldwork, as well as outdoor recreation, in and around Logan.
This position is supported by a combination of research assistantships and teaching assistantships for a minimum of five years. This includes
a tuition and partial fee waiver, health insurance, and stipend.
Prospective students are encouraged to email Karen Kapheim at email@example.com. Please include a statement of research
and educational goals, overview of previous research experience, and CV. To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted through the USU School of Graduate Studies by December 1, 2017.
Please see the USU Biology website for more details :
Karen M. Kapheim
Utah State University
Department of Biology
5305 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-5305