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  • PhD in avian ecology in Australia

    Guest Christa Beckmann
    • Employer: Deakin University
      Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
      Country: Australia
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Seeking highly qualified and motivated students to work on a field-based research project Grey Fantails or Spotted Pardalotes in AUSTRALIA. Research focus can include evolution of female song, life history theory, and/or breeding biology – there is scope to adapt the project to the prospective students interests. The scholarship provides a tuition waiver, living stipend for 3 years (~$33,500 AUD / year, tax-free), no teaching requirements, a small relocation allowance, and ~$2,600/year additional research funds. Applicants should have completed a MSc degree or equivalent (with a substantial thesis component) in a relevant discipline.

    We are looking for enthusiastic students with a passion for field work and evolutionary ecology. Useful skills include experience with one or more of the following: bird-banding, behavioural observations, nest searching, running automated cameras, recording and analysis of bird song, or other ornithological skills.


    -          Applicants should have completed a MSc degree or equivalent (with a substantial thesis component) in a relevant discipline.

    -          Strong field skills

    -          Valid drives license and ability to drive manual transmission (or learn before starting).


    Application Deadline:

    ASAP – open till filled.    


    To Apply:

    Interested candidates should contact Dr. Christa Beckmann (c.beckmann (at) deakin.edu.au).  Please include copy of your CV detailing relevant experience, unofficial transcripts, and a statement on why you are interested in the position.

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