Postdoctoral researchers

Our lab welcomes postdoctoral researchers with an interest in the ecology and evolution of parasites, and the evolution and genetics of animal migration. A strong preference is given to applicants who are willing to apply for their own funding. We are interested in postdocs with a wide variety of skills (e.g. molecular, experimental, theoretical) to work on monarch butterflies and their parasites. We are also interested in postdocs who would like to apply general ecological and evolutionary principles to the study of human malaria, and those who would like to study the genetic basis of animal migration. Check out Emory’s FIRST program, NSF’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology program, NIH’s Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards scheme and the Human Frontier Science Program for a number of funding opportunities. Our lab may also be able to fund postdocs on research grants, pending availability.

Graduate students

As a graduate student in our lab, you will be trained in experimental approaches to disease ecology and evolution or population genetics, genomics and evolution. Many of our projects are collaborative, building on the expertise of multiple faculty members in our graduate program. Potential graduate students should contact Jaap de Roode and apply through the PBEE graduate program.

Undergraduate students

Our lab is interested in undergraduate students who are willing to spend at least 10 hours a week in our lab. A strong interest in ecology and evolution is a must, as is a strong motivation and healthy work ethic. There are many different ways in which to conduct undergraduate research in our lab, including volunteering, work-study, research for credit, and honors research. There are also opportunities through Emory’s undergraduate research programs. Note that Emory‚Äôs summer program is open to non-Emory students as well as Emory students. Note that we cannot admit all students interested in our lab, and that we use an application procedure. Please contact Jaap de Roode for details.