Call for applications: PHD ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABLE in insect systematics and evolution in the Lucky Lab at the University of Florida. Research Focus: Insect systematics, speciation, biodiversity, ecology, population genetics, evolution and/or citizen science. Focus on ants is preferred, but not required.
•Master’s degree in entomology, ecology and evolutionary biology or relevant biological science. Applicants with intellectual interest in ants and evolutionary processes are especially encouraged to apply.
•Demonstrated ability to complete projects and publish results.
•Excellent written and oral communication abilities.
•Minimum GPA of 3.5 and competitive GRE scores.
•Experience with the following is an asset: insect classification, collections management, morphological and molecular systematics, bioinformatics, fieldwork.

Interested candidates should email Dr. Andrea Lucky at with the subject header PHD POSITION IN INSECT EVOLUTION. Please include CV, statement of interest and names and contact information of three references.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but the suggested submission deadline is March 6. Start date is Fall 2015.
Dr. Andrea Lucky. University of Florida Entomology/Nematology. Gainesville, FL 32611-0620, USA. Email: Website: