[Coral-List] PhD- Comparative phylogenetics of the scleractinia

Angus Macdonald Macdonalda at ukzn.ac.za
Tue Apr 9 11:28:52 UTC 2019

Dear Coral-List,
I am seeking a PhD student for the following;
A comparative framework for the assisted evolution of hard corals (Scleractinia)
PhD project:
Hard corals from South Africa’s shallow sub-tidal assemblages in KwaZulu-Natal are noteworthy both in terms of their diversity and their apparent ‘resilience’ in the face of climate change. This presents a unique opportunity for assessing the basis of this resilience in a phylogenetic context.
Interested candidates should have experience in genetics and evolutionary biology and a passion for marine science. Experience with next generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis will be an advantage.
Please send applications to Dr A Macdonald (macdonalda at ukzn.ac.za<mailto:macdonalda at ukzn.ac.za>), include the subject line “Hard Coral comparative phylogenetics” together with the required documentation. Applications for all projects should include a CV, proof of qualifications, academic record, a cover letter stating how you meet the requirements for the project and the names of two academic referees.
 AHH Macdonald
Westville Campus, Durban
macdonalda at ukzn.ac.za<mailto:macdonalda at ukzn.ac.za>

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