Bill Amos and Rhys Green are looking for a student who might be interested in applying for a NERC-funded PhD studentship based in the Zoology Department in Cambridge, starting in October 2014. The project concerns conservation applications of molecular genetic population size reconstructions of European birds. It would suit a student with interests in animal population genetics and conservation. Aptitude in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage: molecular genetics/ population genetics/ maths/ modelling/ statistics.
Details of the proposed project are given below and at
There will be tough competition for the limited number of available studentships, so a talented student with a good academic record and a genuine interest in the topic will have a distinct advantage.
The closing date for formal applications is 18 January 2014, but the supervisors would need to discuss the project and find out more about the candidates well before that.