PhD Studentship, Population Biology, University of Plymouth, UK

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Biological Sciences & Joint Nature Conservation Committee Faculty of Science

NERC (CASE) PhD STUDENTSHIP - Population structuring and dispersal patterns of a highly pelagic seabird: implications for Leach’s Storm-petrel conservation

Salary stipend £13600 pa

Applications are invited from candidates with, or expecting to obtain, at least an upper- second class honours degree or equivalent in a biological science relevant to the project.

Applicants must also be willing to combine the demands of undertaking fieldwork in rugged conditions (in St Kilda and Newfoundland) and perform meticulous molecular techniques in the laboratory.

In addition previous experience of handling and ringing birds would be useful.

The successful applicant will be based at the University of Plymouth, where training in molecular techniques will be provided, and also work with the CASE partner at the JNCC where they will be trained in interpreting results directly relevant to conservation policy.

The studentship will be jointly supervised by Dr Stephen Votier, Dr Dave Bilton & Dr Mairi Knight from the University of Plymouth and Dr Jim Reid from JNCC.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Stephen Votier by email stephen.votier [at] although applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.

Applicants should send a CV, a letter detailing their suitability for the post as well as contact details of two academic referees, directly to:

Dr Stephen Votier,
School of Biological Sciences,
University of Plymouth,
PL4 8AA.

If you have not always lived in the UK refer to the NERC website: PhD Studentship, Population Biology, University of Plymouth, UK
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