PhD scholarship opportunity in Evolutionary Developmental Biology ~

5 de octubre de 2012

PhD scholarship opportunity in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Development and evolution of the vertebrate ilium

We are offering one three year PhD position at Monash University,
Melbourne Australia to work on a developmental study of the elephant
shark  as a model for early jawed vertebrate evolution. The project
will involve studying embryological processes and gene expression in
the shark iliac process to establish its homology to that of other
jawed vertebrates. It will contribute to a broad analysis of paired
fin evolution including embryological and palaeontological studies.
You will be involved in the capture and husbandry of Elephant sharks,
invivo and invitro developmental techniques including
immunofluorescent stainings and gene expression assays as well as
three dimensional imaging and rendering.
You will be based at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at
Monash University with access to excellent imaging and computational
facilities and a network of leading developmental biologists. The PhD
scholarship is AUD $23,728 per annum for up to three years but does
not include international student fees. International students are
invited to apply on the provision that they can cover international
student fees for their entire candidature through scholarships or
other means. Applicants who have been awarded an Australian
Postgraduate Award or other competitively awarded scholarship will be
eligible to receive a $5000 a year ARMI top up scholarship.

Applicants should be highly motivated, willing to undertake field work
and excel in practical and academic skills. They should have at least
a first class honours or Masters degree in Biology, preferably in
developmental or evolutionary biology and be fluent in English.

Candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a
transcript of study records, contact information for two academic
referees, and a half-page summary of the Masters or Honours thesis to no later than October 23, 2012. Start of
the project is planned for January 1, 2013.

For further information, please contact:
Dr Catherine Boisvert
Phone:   +61 3 9902 9642

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