Postdocs

We are looking for postdoc. There are both funded projects and a possibility to develop new directions. In general, we are looking for someone who (i) broadly shares our interests, (ii) is independent and driven, (iii) has high standards of scientific rigor, (iv) is able and willing to learn, (v) brings something valuable to the lab, and (vi) will be a good lab citizen. Most of our projects have a strong quantitative component, so a certain level of comfort with quantitative analysis and reasoning is a big plus.

We will offer you support and training (both in the lab and beyond), an intellectually stimulating environment, and, most importantly, the opportunity and freedom to do your best work and to expand your horizons.

If you are interested and qualified, please contact Sergey (skryazhi at ucsd) with your CV, your most significant publication(preprint or a manuscript close to submission are okay) and a brief description of your background and interest in the lab.

PhD students

We have an open position for a PhD student. Please contact Sergey with your CV before applying and a 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.