Current Opening Positions


Faculty Recruitment

The Center for Mechanisms of Evolution and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University are seeking to fill two open-rank faculty positions. These are the first of six new center faculty positions, focused on the mechanistic processes underlying evolutionary change. All members of the group will be housed in a new Building C in the Biodesign Institute, which itself supports a diversity of other interdisciplinary centers and is well-endowed with state-of-the-art facilities. The research focus will primarily be at the cellular level, with the 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. The CME is just part of a growing community of evolutionary biologists at ASU ( https: // and http: // Successful candidates can anticipate generous start-up packages.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 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 will also exist to 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 new 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 new 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.