In general, research in my group focuses on addressing longstanding questions in evolutionary genetics often through developing novel bioinformatic and genomic methods. I am particularly interested in recruiting scientists with experience using scripting and/or programming languages. In addition, experience working with Drosophila and with basic molecular biology techniques is highly desirable. The most important prerequisite, however, is a passion for evolutionary genomics. If you’re interested in joining my group, please get in touch via email to rucorbet (at) ucsc (dot) edu.  


We are pleased to announce our Post-Doc cluster hire at UC Santa Cruz! The Corbett-Detig, Shapiro, and Green labs are hiring six Post-Doc fellows. These fellows will be recruited to collaborate on projects in Evolutionary Genomics.

Project topics will include ancient DNA, population genomics, genome assembly, and sequencing technology development. Ideal candidates have strong team working skills, are excited about evolution, have a background in evolutionary biology, bioinformatics and/or molecular biology, and have an established record of achievement in research demonstrated in publications.

Post-docs will join the UC Santa Cruz research community which has a strong presence in genomics, computational biology, and evolutionary biology. We have a strong postdoctoral fellow association with lots of career development workshops and social events.

Santa Cruz is a fabulous place to live with lots of outdoor recreation and easy access to the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are committed to enhancing diversity in our community and in science more generally. Applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the sciences are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral positions are minimum two-year appointments starting Fall 2018 (or when filled), with salary commensurate with experience and following the UC salary scales. To apply, please send CV, names and contact details of three references, and cover letter that describes your research experiences and why you would like to be part of this opportunity to Beth Shapiro, Ed Green, or Russ Corbett-Detig. Initial review of applications will begin on August 1, 2018.

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Graduate Students

I will be accepting graudate students through the Bioinformatics program at UCSC. More information about this graduate program can be found here. Interested prospective students are encouraged to contact me to discuss their interest in joining my lab and to discuss potential projects prior to applying to the program.

Undergraduate Students

UCSC undergrads who are interested in gaining some research experience are encouraged to contact me as well. Undergraduates need not have any specific skills or research experience. Just be excited to learn about evolutionary genomics. If you do choose to contact me, please try to read through some of our publications and come prepared with questions!