[Coral-List] PhD opportunity in Australia - transgenerational effects of climate change in reef fishes
jennifer.lappin at jcu.edu.au
Mon Oct 19 00:58:49 EDT 2015
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is seeking an outstanding PhD student for a project on transgenerational acclimation of reef fishes to climate change. The project will use an experimental approach to test the effects of cross-generational exposure to rising temperatures on the behavioural, physiological and/or life history performance of reef fish populations. The candidate must have completed a First Class Honours or Master's degree and have research experience in either evolutionary biology or marine ecology. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to conduct research on the early life stages of fishes or other marine organisms. Strong skills in quantitative analysis for evolution and ecology are highly desirable. Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record.
PhD scholarship funding will be for three years. Applicants must be available to commence studies in January 2016. The stipend rate will match the Australian Postgraduate Award rate which in 2015 is $A25, 849 p.a.
Expressions of Interest providing a CV, statement of research interest, and cover letter addressing suitability for the scholarship must be sent to Jennifer.Lappin at jcu.edu.au<mailto:Jennifer.Lappin at jcu.edu.au> by 31 October 2015.
Requests for information about the research project should be sent to Professor Philip Munday (Philip.Munday at jcu.edu.au<mailto:Philip.Munday at jcu.edu.au>).
Information on how to apply for a PhD place at JCU can be found at: http://www.jcu.edu.au/grs/prospective/index.htm
Applications for the PhD place close on 31 October 2015.
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