Oferta de doctorado en Australia estudiando preciosos pajarinos chiquininos ~ Bioblogia.net

27 de enero de 2017

Oferta de doctorado en Australia estudiando preciosos pajarinos chiquininos

PhD scholarship to study effects of increasing temperature during early life in a tropical endangered fairy-wren in the Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology of Birds Group @ Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, a PhD project is available to study how temperature affects nestling development using a combination of existing and newly-collected data. The research will focus on effects of nest temperatures on metabolism, growth, heat stress, immune maturation, adult performance and molecular aging and how these effects might be mitigated by cooperative breeding.

The project will focus on purple-crowned fairy-wrens, Malurus coronatus
with field work taking place at AWC Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary in
the Kimberley, a beautiful region in the monsoonal tropics of
north-west Australia where the research group has been studying a fully
colour-banded, known-age population since 2005.

Monash University is a member of Australia's Group of Eight coalition,
and is internationally recognized for excellence in research and
teaching. The School of Biological Sciences is home to a collegial and
interdisciplinary research environment, with strengths in ecology,
genetics and evolutionary biology. The Monash doctoral program includes
additional training opportunities beyond the research program that
enhance employability post degree. Monash is located in Melbourne, one
of the most liveable cities in the world and a cultural and
recreational hub.

Requirements and further information
The student must have self-motivation, enthusiasm, a background in
ecology and evolutionary theory, a passion for studying wild animals in
their natural environment, a strong work ethic, experience with
(tropical) fieldwork and/or bird handling and/or relevant quantitative
skills. The student will have considerable flexibility in developing
the project.

Successful students will be offered a scholarship for living expenses
(and fee-waiver in the case of international students) of approximately
AU$ $26,000 AUD, tax-free for 3.5 years, for full time research.

Expenses for relocation, research, coursework, and conference
attendance are covered. In order to be eligible, students must have
four-year degree with relevant research experience, outstanding grades,
and excellent English.

The application process takes place in two stages. Send your initial
application to Anne Peters (anne.peters[at]monash.edu), consisting of:
a letter of motivation; a CV; overview of your academic results, and
translation if required, preferably indicating cohort rank or
percentiles; English test results if available; and the names and
contact details of 3 academic references. Deadline is 1 March 2017.

If you are selected, you will be sent an invitation to submit a formal
application through the Monash University web portal.

See sites.google.com/site/petersresearchgroup/opportunities for further
details. Contact Anne (anne.peters[at]monash.edu) if you would like
further information on the project or the application process.

Anne Peters
Associate Professor | Future Fellow
School of Biological Sciences
108, 19 Rainforest Walk (enter via 25 Rainforest walk)
Monash University
VIC 3800, Australia
phone: +61 3 9905 6287


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