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Current Open Positions


Faculty Recruitment

The Center for Mechanisms of Evolution and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University are seeking to fill one open-rank faculty position. To apply, please submit electronically to

The Center for Mechanisms of Evolution and the Department of Physics at Arizona State University are seeking to fill one open-rank faculty position. To apply, please submit electronically to

These positions are two of six new CME faculty positions, focused on the mechanistic processes underlying evolutionary change. The research focus of the Center is primarily at the cellular level, with the growing group being populated with scientists from the areas of cell biology, microbiology, biophysics, biochemistry, and population genetics. Desirable attributes of faculty candidates are a deep interest in evolution and dedication to integrating theory with empirical work. Successful candidates can anticipate generous start-up packages.

The CME is located within the Biodesign Institute in the new Building C, which itself supports a diversity of other interdisciplinary centers and is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The CME is part of a growing community of evolutionary biologists at ASU ( and Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting The candidates will also be associated with one of the largest biophysics groups within a Physics Department in the US, the Center for Biological Physics (

Review of applications will begin November 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Scientific inquiries are welcome, and can be addressed to Michael Lynch @; more general inquiries to


Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Funding mechanisms also support postdoctoral researchers who are citizens (or permanent residents) of the U.S. or the EU, or participating in programs such as Fulbright Fellowships.

Graduate Research Opportunities

Our center welcomes students across many scientific disciplines and backgrounds. Our group is accepting new M.S. and doctoral students in the following degree programs:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Center for Mechanisms of Evolution welcomes undergraduate students and Barrett, The Honors College students to work in our lab under the direction of a mentor from our faculty members, postdocs or graduate students.  This internship program gives undergraduates the exciting opportunity to perform hands-on and cutting edge research.  We do not require previous experience in a research lab, but you should have taken one or more biology/biochemistry or organic chemistry lab courses. Expect to spend at least 10-15 hours per week on your internship, preferably in several contiguous blocks of 3-4 hours.  Upon completion of one successful semester, students are eligible to earn credit when continuing their internship.