Funded PhD Studentship in Ex situ conservation of tropical frogs

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A PhD position is available to examine the effects of diet and environment of the development and fitness of ex situ populations of endangered and threatened tropical frogs.

A major goal of this research is to determine the optimum captive management conditions for reproduction in the Splendid Leaf Frogs.

The majority of the project work will take place in the UK but some fieldwork in the tropics may be required.

The study is part of a joint project between the Manchester Museum, The Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester and the North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) and the student will spend time at each collaborating institution.

This studentship is open to all nationalities.

Applicants should have an excellent undergraduate record and some research experience.

Previous experience working with frogs is desirable but not required.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr Preziosi: Richard.Preziosi [at] manchester.ac.uk Application forms can be obtained from:

http://www.ls.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/

or by contacting the Faculty of Life Sciences Graduate Office:

Email: pg.lifesciences [at] manchester.ac.uk;

Tel: 0161 275 3883

Applications with two letters of reference should be returned to:

The Graduate Office, Faculty of Life Sciences, 1.21 Simon Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL.

For more information and application, see: Funded PhD Studentship in Ex situ conservation of tropical frogs

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