PhD position available in New Zealand with Anna Santure

Dear all,

I would be very appreciative if you could please send details of the following PhD project around your networks – in particular any recent or pending Honours or Masters graduates from your labs or groups who you or colleagues have enjoyed working with 🙂 We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in statistics, bioinformatics, mathematics, computer programming or similar, as well as a passion for genetics, ecology and conservation biology.  More details are on my website http://asanture.wordpress.com/

For those of you in the northern hemisphere, I have already paid my registration for ESEB (!) and look forward to catching up with many of you in Lausanne!

Thank you!  Anna Santure

PhD project: Conservation genomics -predicting the adaptive potential of the endangered New Zealand hihi

A PhD scholarship, funded by a Marsden Fund Grant, is available with Dr Anna Santure in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. This project is an exciting opportunity to use genomics and statistical genetics approaches to understand and predict the adaptive potential of the endangered New Zealand hihi (stitchbird; Notiomystis cincta). The project student will be responsible for helping to develop a genomic toolkit for hihi, using this toolkit to determine the genetic basis of traits in the population using genetic linkage mapping and association, and investigating genetic trade-offs between traits that may constrain the adaptive potential of the species.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in statistics, bioinformatics, mathematics, computer programming or similar, as well as a passion for genetics, ecology and conservation biology. International students are welcome to apply. More details at https://asanture.wordpress.com/

This project is a collaboration with Drs Patricia Brekke and John Ewen at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, see www.hihiconservation.com.

To apply for this position, please email Dr Anna Santure (a.santure@auckland.ac.nz) with your cv, names and details of two referees, your academic transcript, and a short statement of interest. I welcome informal enquiries.

The PhD scholarship is available from 1 March 2015 and covers tuition fees and provides an annual tax free allowance of NZD$25,000 for three years. The closing date is 16 January 2015.

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