viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2008

Empleo - doctorado: Australia!

Two PhD Positions Dolphin Genetics and Dolphin PVA Australia

PhD Position: Genetic estimates of dispersal of bottlenose dolphins.
Murdoch University (http://www.cffr.murdoch.edu.au/mucru/) is studying ecology, threats, and demography of Bunbury (WA) bottlenose dolphins.The study population is continuous with other waters, so to model its demography we must know the dispersal in and out of the Bay.

The PhD student at UNSW will estimate this dispersal using genetic methods that we have already successfully applied elsewhere. The student will be supervised by Sherwin (UNSW) Bryant (U Murdoch) Kruetzen (U Zurich).

There would be field-trips to Bunbury.

Research expenses (eg fieldworkand laboratory costs) will come from an external grant to Bejder et al. from Murdoch University.

REQUIREMENTS:
BSc (Hons 1) or Masters, or equivalent, in molecular sciences, or population genetics. Solid research and communications kills. Eligibility for full NSW driver's license is desirable.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:
To do a PhD in Australia a student requires ascholarship to cover two costs: Living allowance ("stipend"), and Fees (unless you are an Australian resident).

Before preparing an application, applicants should send CV, academic record, and details of two academic referees by email to A/Prof Bill Sherwin (W.Sherwin@unsw.edu.au ).

For further information phone: (61)2-9385-2119.

There are three basic scholarship options, with different closing dates
(1) Australian citizens or permanent residents can apply for APA/UPAawards which cover the fees and stipend
http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/localschols/unswlocalschols.html
Fuller information will be available Sep 2008 for session 1 2009 entry.

(2) Those who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents can apply for EIPRS awards which covers fees and stipend. http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/intschols/unswintschols.html
Applications are due 29 August 2008 for Session 1 2009 entry

(3) Those who are marginally unsuccessful for an EIPRS may be offered another scholarship (TRS) which covers fees but not stipend. Such students will only be awarded the TRS if they can demonstrate that they can provide the stipend from their own resources. For example, the student could provide written documentation of another grant which will provide the stipend.

PhD Position: Forecasting demography of bottlenose dolphins
Murdoch University is studying ecology, threats, and genetics of Bunbury (WA) bottlenose dolphins.

The PhD student at UNSW will use these data in existing or novel programs, to evaluate population viability with different management and threats. There would be field-trips to Bunbury.

Research expenses (eg fieldwork costs) will come from an external grantto Bejder et al. U Murdoch.

REQUIREMENTS:
BSc(Hons 1) or Masters, or equivalent, in mathematics,physics, computing, molecular sciences, population genetics or ecology. Solid research and communication skills. Eligibility for full NSW driver's license is desirable.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:
To do a PhD in Australia a student requires ascholarship to cover two costs: Living allowance ("stipend"), and Fees (unless you are an Australian resident).

Before preparing anapplication, applicants should send CV, academic record, and details of two academic referees by email to A/Prof Bill Sherwin(W.Sherwin@unsw.edu.au ).

For further information phone: (61)2-9385-2119.

Lars Bejder,
PhD. Research Leadership Fellow
Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU)
Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
Murdoch University S
outh Street, Murdoch, 6150 Western Australia
Mob: ++ 61 0424 508 498
Fax: ++ 61 (0) 8 9360 6303
Email: l.bejder@murdoch.edu.au http://www.cffr.murdoch.edu.au/mucru/<http://www.cffr.murdoch.edu.au/mucru/><http://wwwscieng.murdoch.edu.au/centres/fish/index.html>