[Coral-List] Ph.D. position: climate change effects on larval fish behavior (University of Adelaide, Australia)
ivan.nagelkerken at adelaide.edu.au
Tue Jul 17 01:06:57 EDT 2012
Ph.D. position: climate change effects on larval fish behavior
Position description: One Ph.D. scholarship leading to a Doctoral degree
in Marine Biology at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences of
The University of Adelaide, Australia is currently available. I am
looking for an outstanding student interested in studying the
interactive effects of ocean acidification and sea surface temperature
rise on the physiology, behavior, and sensory ecology of larval fish.
The project will focus on species from high-latitude coral reefs as well
as from subtropical and temperate coastal ecosystems. The project has a
strong experimental component and is mainly laboratory-based. The
project is in collaboration with other experts in the field providing a
broad mentoring experience to the successful candidate.
Qualifications: this scholarship is only open to _international
candidates_ outside of Australia and New Zealand. _Domestic students_
(Australian and New Zealand citizens and Permanent Residents of
Australia) who are interested in working on this topic can contact me
and send their CV to discuss possibilities to apply for an Australian
International applicants should have a M.Sc. degree or at least the
equivalent of an Australian First Class Honors degree, in a field of
research relevant to this project. At least one scientific publication
in a reputable peer-reviewed journal (with ISI impact factor) is
required. Applicants should be native English speakers or show recent
evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFFL, IELTS). A
candidate is sought who is a team-player, ambitious, conceptually
strong, has excellent writing skills, can work independently, and is
available to start in October 2012. Experience with behavioral
experimental work and/or larval fish is highly recommended.
Stipend: The scholarship will be for a 3-year period, with the
possibility of a 6 month extension. The stipend is approximately $
23,728 per annum, and the yearly international tuition fees will be
waived. The stipend is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation
Office approval. The position is funded by the University of Adelaide
and the requirements are equivalent to that of an international
The compulsory standard Overseas Student Health Cover is not covered by
The University of Adelaide is a research-intensive university, and one
of Australia's top eight Universities. The School of Earth and
Environmental Sciences has strong expertise across the disciplines of
marine ecology and global change biology
To apply: Send your cover letter, CV, list of publications, and M.Sc.
transcript (grades + courses followed) to Dr. I. Nagelkerken
(ivan.nagelkerken at adelaide.edu.au) before 1 August 2012.
Dr. Ivan Nagelkerken
Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories, room 126b
Darling Building, DX 650 418
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005, Australia
E-mail: ivan.nagelkerken at adelaide.edu.au
CRICOS Provider Number 00123M
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