Prospective Students

Students interested in joining the Turner lab should contact Paul directly.


Yale EEB Graduate Program


Yale Postdoctoral Position in Microbial Evolutionary Ecology

A two- to three-year postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Paul Turner in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to participate in ongoing experimental projects relating to eco-evolutionary theory. These projects concern (i) role of environmental heterogeneity on adaptability of bacteriophages, (ii) role of niche construction in the evolutionary ecology of virus- cancer cell interactions, and (iii) effects of host density on virulence evolution in killer viruses of yeast. The successful candidate will engage in these projects in the first year, while increasingly developing and leading projects of their own design as the position continues. The experiments can utilize high-throughput, automated measures of evolving microorganisms via liquid-handling robotics. Experience with these technologies is preferred, but all strong candidates will be considered.


This postdoctoral position is in association with the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies program in Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics, which is co-directed by David Vasseur, David Post, and Paul Turner. Through this program, the candidate will participate in regular working groups combining international leaders in experimental and theoretical approaches to eco-evolutionary dynamics. More information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is available at www.yale.edu/eeb. For information about postdoctoral appointments at Yale, see http://www.yale.edu/postdocs/. Applications should be emailed to Paul Turner (paul.turner@yale.edu) and include a CV, short statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Applications will be considered beginning on May 1, 2014.