We are seeking highly motivated international master and PhD and students to join our lab in September 2020. Based in Beijing Forestry University, China, work in our lab aims to answer basic questions in life history, behavioral ecology and population ecology, from the perspective of adaption and evolution. Our ongoing projects are mostly about: 1) behavioral and evolutionary ecology of the cooperative breeding black-throated tits and silver-throated tits, such as the benefits and costs of their helping behavior, and factors related to the occurrence of helping; and 2) the function and fitness consequence of behavioral laterality (specifically, footedness) of great tits and yellow-bellied tits. The successful applicants will 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, and those for doctoral degree program should have a master’s degree. All applicants are expected to possess strong interests in animal behavior or 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 Chinese Government Scholarship and the graduate programs for international students at Beijing Forestry University, please visit http://www.campuschina.org and http://www.studybeijing.com.cn/English/, respectively. Information about some of our research projects can be found at http://www.luckytit.cn.
Deadline for application is April 15, 2020. Applications are expected to apply as early as possible because the deadline may be closed in advance if suitable applicants have been found. If you have interests, please email Dr. Jianqiang Li (firstname.lastname@example.org) a cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications, a CV, and names and contact information of three references. Informal inquiries are also welcome.
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