PhD positions ×2: the evolutionary ecology of marine heterotrophs

Two fully-funded PhD stipends are available to students interested in working on the evolutionary ecology of marine heterotrophs in the Centre for Geometric Biology.

The stipends include all course fees plus $26,288 AUD per annum tax-free with no teaching requirements for 3.5 years (the length of a PhD in Australia). Students from Australian and New Zealand will be eligible for ‘top-up funding’ to a total stipend of $30,000 AUD.

Guaranteed funding of project costs and research support, including the costs of attending at least one conference per year, is included.

Project start dates to be in the first half of 2017.

Although Professors Dustin Marshall and Craig White are Director and Deputy Director, respectively, project specifics and appropriate supervisors will depend on the interests of the successful students and collaboration between student and supervisor.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least one year of post-graduate research in ecology and/or evolution.

Successful applicants will hold a Bachelor of Science with first class honours (or equivalent) or a Masters by research degree. Preference will be given to those with strong quantitative skills and publications in international journals.

Any offers are subject to acceptance by Monash University.

Interested students should send a CV, brief statement of interests and contact details of two referees to Liz Morris, Administrations Manager.

Applications close Sunday 22 January 2017.