2014 Doctoral Research Fellowship in Evolutionary Genomics/Behavioural Ecology, Norway ,and applications are submitted till 15th August 2014. University of Oslo is inviting applications for a four year doctoral research fellowship in Evolutioary Genomics/Behavioural Ecology at the Natural History Museum (NHM). The PhD project is part of a larger research program on “Sperm-pathogen interactions and the evolution of ejaculate antimicrobial defences in passerine birds”. The candidate must have broad interests in evolution, behavioural ecology and evolutionary genomics. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): University of Oslo | Norway
Level: Doctoral Research Programme
Field(s): Evolutionary Genomics/Behavioural Ecology at the Natural History Museum (NHM), University of Oslo. The PhD project is part of a larger research program on “Sperm-pathogen interactions and the evolution of ejaculate antimicrobial defences in passerine birds”.
Deadline: 15th August 2014.
Funded By: University of Oslo, Norway
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2014 Doctoral Research Fellowship in Evolutionary Genomics is targeted for Norwegian and Foreign applicants.
‣ Award No: One doctoral research fellowship will be available.
‣ Scholarship Duration: This doctoral research fellowship is awarded for a period of four years.
‣ Scholarship covers: Salary based on salary level 50-55 (NOK 429 700 – 466 800 per year) -A challenging and friendly working environment -Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund -Attractive welfare benefits
‣ The 2014 Doctoral Research Fellowship in Evolutionary Genomics project is part of a larger research program on “Sperm-pathogen interactions and the evolution of ejaculate antimicrobial defences in passerine birds”.
‣ Animals are constantly exposed to pathogens, and the ability of individuals to combat microbial attack is an important component of fitness.
‣ The position is affiliated with the Sex and Evolution Research Group (SERG) at NHM and the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) at UiO, and may also include a period of time based in the laboratory of Dr Steve Dorus (Syracuse University, USA).
‣ The research team will also include scientists from the USA and Germany. Fieldwork may be conducted at a variety of locations, including Norway and Italy.
‣ Seek a person with strong motivation and ability to define his/her own research questions.
‣ The candidate must have broad interests in evolution, behavioural ecology and evolutionary genomics.
‣ The candidate should also be interested in working with passerine birds, and experience working with birds would be advantageous.
‣ Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent (e.g. undergraduate honors) within biology.
‣ In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given time frame and write a PhD thesis under supervision. Interviews with selected candidates will be arranged.
‣ Applicants are required to apply via online.
‣ The application must include:
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 15th August, 2014.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.