PhD students and postdocs

We currently do not have funding to support additional postdocs or PhD students. However, if you are interested in the lab and want to pursue independent funding, please contact Sergey with your CV and brief description of your interest in the lab.

Undergraduate students

We usually have 1 or 2 undergraduate students who work in the lab. If you are interested in doing research with us, the best way to start is to take the Population Genetics course (BICD 156) that Sergey teaches every fall (if you do not have the prerequisites, but desperately want to take the course, contact Sergey and explain why you want to take it and why you do not need the pre-requisites). If you think that you know enough about evolution without taking this course, contact Sergey with your CV, transcript and a brief description of your interest in the lab.

High school students

We usually take 1 or 2 exceptional high-school students as summer interns. A minimum pre-requisite is to know and be able to explain Darwin's theory of natural selection. If you are one such student and are interested in a summer internship position, contact Sergey with your CV, transcript and a brief description of your interest in the lab. We begin recruiting people for these positions in February and make final decisions by May. So, send your application early.

Postdoc

We are looking for a postdoc who is interested in bacterial evolution and physiology to work jointly with Terry Hwa

Required qualifications

  • Solid quantitative background
  • Experience with high-throughput OR quantitative experiments
  • Interest in bacterial evolution and physiology
  • At least one solid publication from PhD (preprint okay)
  • Curiosity and drive
  • Stamina

Desired qualifications

  • Familiarity with the experimental evolution and bacterial physiology literature
  • Experience with Illumina sequencing
  • Experience with cloning

If you are interested and qualified, please contact Sergey Kryazhimskiy (skryazhi at ucsd) and Terry Hwa (hwa at ucsd) with your CV, your best publication and a brief description of your background and interests.

PhD student

We are looking a PhD student to join the lab in the of Fall 2019. If you have a strong background in evolutionary biology and/or quantitative science, please contact Sergey (skryazhi at ucsd) with your CV and brief description of your interests.