We are seeking highly motivated international PhD and Master Students to join our group in September 2019. Based in Beijing Forestry University, China, our studies use species such as black-throated tit, silver-throated tit, and great tit, to answer questions in life history, behavioral ecology and population ecology, from the perspective of adaption and evolution. Potential projects will include cooperative breeding behaviors of black-throated and silver-throated tits in relation to benefits and costs and kin selection, and the function and fitness consequence of behavioral laterality (i.e. footedness) of great tits. The successful applicants can work on existing research projects, or develop an independent project within the research interests of the lab. Funding for research projects will be provided, and the selected candidates will have an opportunity to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship which can fully or partially cover tuition, accommodation, stipend, and medical insurance.
Applicants for the Master degree program should have a Bachelor degree, while applicants for Doctor degree program should have a Master’s degree. All applicants are expected to possess strong interests in ornithology, animal behavior, and ecology. Also, the candidates who have strong writing and oral communication skills, and an ability to work independently and within a team, are preferred.
For information about the graduate programs for international students at Beijing Forestry University, please visit http://www.studybeijing.com.cn/English/. For information about some of our research projects, please visit our website http://www.luckytit.cn.
Deadline for application is April 15, 2019, but applications are expected to apply as earlier as possible. If you have interests, please email Dr. Jianqiang Li (firstname.lastname@example.org) a cover letter explaining your research interests and qualifications, a CV, and names and contact information of three references. Informal inquiries are also welcome.