PhD positions at Monash University

Three PhD positions on wildlife genomics are available in the Sunnucks Lab (Persistence and Adaptation Research group – PART) at Monash University in Melbourne Australia. https://sites.google.com/site/sunnucksresearchgroup/home

The projects can have a strong component of field biology and/or genomics depending on the interests of the candidates.

1) Genetic rescue of a critically endangered bird, the Helmeted honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops cassidix)
More details: https://docs.google.com/a/monash.edu/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxzdW5udWNrc3Jlc2VhcmNoZ3JvdXB8Z3g6NTczYzU1NDQyMTBlNDhhNg

2) Genetic rescue of an endangered plant, the australian daisy (Rutidosis leptorrhynchoides)
More details: https://docs.google.com/a/monash.edu/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxzdW5udWNrc3Jlc2VhcmNoZ3JvdXB8Z3g6M2RiNDIyMTQ3OWQ4MGFmNQ

3) Climate adaptation and speciation by mitochondrial-nuclear interactions in a widespread Australian bird, the Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
More details: https://docs.google.com/a/monash.edu/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxzdW5udWNrc3Jlc2VhcmNoZ3JvdXB8Z3g6MTIzM2NlNmZhN2Q3YTJkYQ
* This project can immediately host a Master Student that is already enrolled in a program. The master project will have a strong filed biology component to study local adaptation. The master student will be in a strong position to continue with a PhD expanding the project into genomics, extended field program and/or distribution modelling

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