Jump to content
Ornithology Exchange
  • PhD and Master Student Positions in Studying Avian Behavioral Ecology in China

    • Employer: Beijing Forestry University
      Location: Beijing Forestry University
      Country: China
      Last Date to Apply: 04/14/2020
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    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 (luckytit@163.com) a cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications, a CV, and names and contact information of three references. Informal inquiries are also welcome. 

    Edited by siskins

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Help

    You can edit or delete jobs that were posted under your account.

    You are not currently signed in. Sign In to edit or delete any of your job posts.

    If you posted a job as a guest (you were not signed in), then staff will be happy to move the job post to your account or make any changes on your behalf.

    If you need help with anything, post in the Jobs Board Support forum for fastest service or Contact Us.

    You must be signed in to view the Jobs Board Support forum. Sign In.

  • Create New...