PhD Position in Biological Sciences: Embark on a transformative research journey at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus. This ARC-funded PhD opportunity delves into the captivating realm of life-history strategies and the evolution of male-only semelparity. Collaborate with renowned researchers and contribute to advancing our understanding of reproductive strategies in various species. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of evolutionary biology.
- Title: PhD Position in Biological Sciences – Evolution of Male-Only Semelparity
- Designation: PhD Student
- Research Area: Biological Sciences, Evolutionary Ecology
- Location: St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
- Eligibility/Qualification: Background in evolutionary ecology, quantitative behavioural ecology, or evolutionary biology
- Last Date for Apply: 1 November 2023
PhD Position in Biological Sciences – Evolution of Male-Only Semelparity
This PhD opportunity involves investigating the evolution of male-only semelparity, a rare and intriguing life history strategy. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team using comparative approaches, behavioural ecology, and quantitative modeling to understand the factors driving this phenomenon. Join us in unraveling the mechanisms that shape reproductive strategies in species, and contribute to evolutionary biology research.
Qualifications: Applicants should possess:
- A background in evolutionary ecology, quantitative behavioural ecology, or evolutionary biology
- Proficiency in quantitative modeling to address evolutionary questions
- Experience with phylogenetic comparative methods and data analysis using R (beneficial)
- Strong academic track record and potential for scholastic success
- Knowledge or interest in arthropod diversity and sexual selection (desirable)
Offerings: Join a vibrant research environment at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus. Collaborate with esteemed researchers and enjoy opportunities for domestic and overseas travel. The scholarship includes a tax-free living stipend, tuition fee coverage, and overseas student health cover.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates must follow these steps:
- Check eligibility for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.
- Prepare necessary documentation.
- Contact Associate Professor Diana Fisher (email@example.com) to discuss your interest and suitability.
- Apply online for the PhD program before the application deadline (1 November 2023). No separate scholarship application is required.
Research Environment: This project will involve collaboration with researchers at the University of Oxford, UK, and Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. The project’s focus on evolutionary ecology and quantitative modeling will provide valuable insights into reproductive strategies across species.
Scholarship: This project aligns with a recently awarded Australian Government grant, offering a comprehensive scholarship package to successful candidates.
Supervisor: Associate Professor Diana Fisher from the School of the Environment will be the principal supervisor for this project.
Important Dates: Candidates are expected to commence no later than Research Quarter 2, 2024. The application deadline is 1 November 2023.
Join us in pushing the boundaries of evolutionary biology and uncovering the mysteries of male-only semelparity. Your contributions will shape our understanding of life history strategies and their implications across species.