If you are interested in joining our lab, please take a look through this document describing lab expectations and procedures.
Postdocs We are currently recruiting new postdocs through the Modelscapes consortium. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or want more information! To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, links to 1-2 recent papers, and contact information for 3 references. You can submit your applications here.
Graduate students We are currently recruiting a PhD student to join our group in fall 2024. The PhD student will work with laboratory microcosms, computational models, and genomic data to test the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms behind the formation of stable range limits as part of a recently funded NSF grant. The student will also be encouraged to develop independent projects based on their own interests as part of their dissertation. Research in our lab largely focuses on spatial eco-evolutionary dynamics, using models and careful experiments to understand how rapid evolutionary changes can impact species' ranges. This includes factors affecting range limits, but also understanding the dynamics of species spreading via invasions or range shifts in response to climate change.
The Weiss-Lehman lab is a highly collaborative group and members are encouraged to work together on group projects while also developing independent projects based on their own interests. Our lab is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive group of researchers in which all lab members feel valued and supported.
The position will be fully funded for 5 years through a combination of research and teaching assistantships and will be based out of the University of Wyoming's main campus in Laramie, WY. Applicants need a bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, evolution, or a related field by the fall of 2024. Additional preferred qualifications include quantitative and/or bioinformatic skills, familiarity with a scientific computing language (R, Matlab, Python, etc.), and previous research experience.
To apply, please email me at email@example.com with your CV, transcripts (unofficial are fine), a statement of interest, and contact information for 2-3 professional references.
Undergraduate students Our microcosm experiments with the red flour beetle are quite labor intensive and we often have openings for paid positions assisting with laboratory work. If you are interested, please contact me with a resume and a statement of interest. See this flier for details on current positions.