We are currently looking for

Undergraduate students

We are looking for an undergraduate student with a strong quantitative background to work on a computational project understanding evolution in variable environments.

We are also looking for an undergraduate or BS/MS student to participate in an experimental project investigating and predicting evolution in E.coli.

PhD students

We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate student with a quantitative background (e.g., qBio, physics, math majors) to join the lab. There are several exciting theoretical and computational questions on the evolution of populations on fitness landscapes. Contact Sergey Kryazhimskiy (skryazhi at ucsd) with your CV and brief description of your interests.


We are looking for a postdoc to work on gene-drive evolution in yeast, jointly with the Meyer lab. The position starts in July 2017. It is initially a one-year position, with a possibility of extension.

We aim to address the following questions using S.cerevisiae as a model system:

1. How does a gene drive affect genetic variation in the population?
2. How does the genome adapt to the presence of an active genetic element?
3. How does the the presence of an active genetic element alter future evolutionary outcomes in the population?
4. How does the gene-drive efficiency change over time?

This project will be part of a larger international collaboration aimed at investigating properties of gene drives across a variety of systems.

An ideal candidate will
* Have a solid background in yeast genetics
* Have experience with experimental evolution, Illumina full-genome sequencing and sequencing data analyses
* Understand population genetics
* Be interested in evolutionary biology and its applications

If you are interested in the position, please send (1) your CV with your current publication list and the names of 2 references; (2) your most significant publication or manuscript, and (3) a short cover letter to Sergey Kryazhimskiy  or Justin Meyer.