PhD Studentship in Biological Sciences - University of Plymouth

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Applications are invited for a Leverhulme Trust funded PhD in the School of Biological Sciences.

Parental care in Symphysodon: A new model for parent-offspring conflict theory?

Applicants for the post should have a 1st or a good 2:1 degree in a biological science and knowledge of fish husbandry and biology would be an advantage.

Applicants with a relevant M.Sc. or M.Res. would be particularly welcome.

The scholarship is for 3 years and the student will receive a stipend of £12,300 per annum and tuition fees (approximately £3,170 per annum).

Candidates should be prepared to travel to the Amazon if needed and to work in the rainforest for periods of several weeks at a time.

Citizens from non-EU countries who apply would have to cover the difference (approximately £5,775 per annum) between the home/EU tuition fee and the tuition fee for an overseas student and also any further additional fees associated with the project.

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Katherine Sloman katherine.sloman [at]

Applications should be sent direct to:

Dr K Sloman,
School of Biological Sciences,
University of Plymouth,
Plymouth PL4 8AA.

Interviews will take place towards the end of February.

Applicants who have not received an invite to an interview by the end of March should consider their application as unsuccessful

Further particulars, concerning the scholarship and application forms may be found at: PhD Studentship in Biological Sciences

or by contacting Debbie Petherick debbie.petherick [at]

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