Dos contratos para hacer el doctorado estudiando ecofisiología de peces en Australia ~

2 de marzo de 2021

Dos contratos para hacer el doctorado estudiando ecofisiología de peces en Australia

Oferta compartida por Nuria

We have two exciting opportunities to obtain a PhD scholarship through Deakin University, working in the lab of Associate Professor Timothy Clark at the Waurn Ponds campus and at the Queenscliff Marine Station. The positions are available to domestic and international students. Applicants should have achieved an excellent grade (e.g., H1 or HD) in an Honours or MSc research program, and they should have proven skills in scientific writing. Successful candidates will be offered a 3-year PhD scholarship (~AU$27,000 p.a. tax free) through the School of Life and Environmental Sciences to study one of the following projects or a related project (depending on applicants and timing):

Project 1: "Predicting the lifetime resilience and performance of economically-important fishes"
In animal production, and in other contexts such as animal ecology, it would be useful to know the survival probability and future performance of juvenile individuals. In the absence of this knowledge in aquaculture, much time and energy is wasted on raising individuals that ultimately perform poorly and/or die prior to harvest. This project will examine physiological and molecular traits of juvenile fishes, with an aim to predict the performance of individuals as they progress through life. The successful PhD candidate will have experience in physiology, molecular biology, and/or a related discipline.

Project 2: "Why are fish ‘shrinking’ as the climate warms?"
The ‘temperature-size rule’ is a phenomenon whereby ectothermic animals in warm environments are typically smaller than individuals of the same species in cooler environments. While the temperature-size rule has been observed across several fish species, the underlying mechanisms responsible for the phenomenon remain enthusiastically debated. This project will examine the underlying mechanisms determining growth rates and adult body sizes, with an aim to more accurately forecast the impacts of climate warming on fish populations. The successful PhD candidate will have experience in a relevant discipline such as physiology, molecular biology, endocrinology, and/or reproductive biology.

To apply, please send your Expression of Interest form (download from here: and CV to A/Prof Timothy Clark at The positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found (don’t delay!).

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