[Coral-List] Ph.D. position – climate change effects on larval fish behavior (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Ivan Nagelkerken ivan.nagelkerken at adelaide.edu.au
Sat Dec 31 23:45:39 EST 2011

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 to 
international candidates. 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 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: Applications are only considered from international 
candidates outside of Australia and New Zealand. 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 as a lead author in a reputable peer-reviewed 
journal (with ISI impact factor) is required. Applicants should be 
native English speakers or show 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 before Sept. 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 is equivalent to an international postgraduate scholarship 

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 
(http://www.marinebiology.adelaide.edu.au/ and 

Enquiries: For general enquiries about administrative and financial 
aspects of the fellowship, contact International Admissions 
(agc.international at adelaide.edu.au).

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 February 2012.

Dr. Ivan Nagelkerken

Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories
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
Skype: ivan.nagelkerken
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