Our lab received generous funding from the ISF that will allow a new research program into the evolution and genomic basis of social recognition in Israeli desert ants (Cataglyphis), in collaboration with the lab of Abraham Hefetz from Tel Aviv University. New positions are now available for research students (both M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and postdocs. The project will involve genome and transcriptome sequencing (next generation sequencing) and population genetic analyses. Candidates should have training/experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics.