Oferta de doctorado en comunicación animal (Hong Kong) ~ Bioblogia.net

20 de abril de 2019

Oferta de doctorado en comunicación animal (Hong Kong)

*** A PhD position in Animal Communication, Chemical Ecology, and
Microbiome ***

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate for a PhD position to
work on animal communication on non-model species. A key focus of this
project is to understand how body odor affects animal communication,
and whether microbiome plays a role in it. The lab has several study
systems and is routinely using genomic technologies to study microbiome
and host genotypes. The PhD will have extensive opportunities to interact
with other lab members and collaborators and involve in different animal
behavior and evolutionary and ecological genomics projects.

Duration: This is a four-year full-time PhD position.

Start Date: any time in 2019 or early-2020.

Qualifications and requirement:
- BSc degree in biology or related fields (or will have completed a BSc
before the position start);
- High motivation and strong interest for behavioural ecology and
evolutionary biology;
- Proficiency in English;
- Background in molecular genetics, behavioural ecology, chemical
analysis, bioinformatics, genomics, evolutionary biology, or related
disciplines is desirable;
- Willingness to learn new skills in chemical analysis, molecular lab
work, bioinformatics, etc.

Study Environment: The University of Hong Kong is an English-speaking
institute and one of the most international universities in Asia. It has
a rank of 36 according to the Times Higher Education World University
Rankings 2019.

A Postgraduate Scholarship will be offered, in addition to annual leave
and medical benefits

How to apply: Please send (1) a CV (including a list of publications),
(2) motivation letter describing research interests and skills, and (3)
contact details for 2-3 references to Dr. Simon Sin (sinyw@hku.hk). Review
of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled.

Simon Sin
Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building
The University of Hong Kong
Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong

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