Please see below for a GRA opportunity in the lab of a new Biology faculty member, Dr. Ylenia Chiari. To be eligible you must be accepted into the Ph.D. program in Biosciences (School of Systems Biology). Please refer questions to Dr. Rockwood [log in to unmask]
Kylene Kehn-Hall, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
School of Systems Biology
National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
George Mason University
Biomedical Research Laboratory
10650 Pyramid Place, MS 1J5
Manassas, VA 20110
We have a new faculty member coming in January, Dr. Ylenia Chiari. She is seeking to a Graduate Research Assistant for next fall, see below. To be eligible you must be accepted into the Ph.D. program in Biosciences (School of Systems Biology). Let me know if you have any questions.
Larry Rockwood, Chair
Department of Biology
Graduate Research Assistant Position in Biology (Biosciences) at George Mason University
A doctoral student research position is available to start Fall 2019 in the lab of Dr. Ylenia Chiari at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. We seek a highly motivated prospective graduate student with an interest in investigating the genetic and environmental determinants of color and color patterns in lizards. The Chiari Lab (www.yleniachiari.it) uses integrative approaches from molecular biology to behavior to computational modeling to study the causes and consequences of morphological variation in reptiles.
Successful candidates will have at least basic knowledge of molecular lab techniques, some previous research experience, and a strong interest in evolutionary biology, genetics, and genomics. Some background or experience in handling and breeding reptiles in captivity is encouraged, but not required. Application from traditionally underrepresented groups is encouraged.
Deadline for admission to the PhD program is January 1st 2019. https://catalog.gmu.edu/colleges-schools/science/systems-biology/biosciences-phd/
Full support will be provided for the first two years through a research assistantship. Support is provided in the following years through a teaching assistantship. However, the successful candidate will be expected to apply for graduate fellowships during his/her PhD.
Prospective students should send a short description of their research interests and past research experience along with a resume or CV (including the names of three people who could serve as a reference on your behalf) to [log in to unmask]. Selection of candidates will begin on October 29, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the end of November 2018.
Dr. Ylenia Chiari
Department of Biology
University of South Alabama
5871 USA Dr. N.
Mobile, AL 36688
Phone: (251) 460-6331
Fax: (251) 414 8220
Email [log in to unmask]
Lab Webpage http://www.yleniachiari.it