[MARMAM] Two PhD Positions Dolphin Genetics and Dolphin PVA Australia

Lars Bejder L.Bejder at murdoch.edu.au
Tue Aug 19 02:29:31 PDT 2008


To Marmam Readers:

Two PhD Positions Dolphin Genetics and Dolphin PVA Australia

PhD Position: Genetic estimates of dispersal of bottlenose dolphins.
Murdoch University (http://www.cffr.murdoch.edu.au/mucru/) is studying
ecology, threats, and demography of Bunbury (WA) bottlenose dolphins.
The study population is continuous with other waters, so to model its
demography we must know the dispersal in and out of the Bay. The PhD
student at UNSW will estimate this dispersal using genetic methods that
we have already successfully applied elsewhere. The student will be
supervised by Sherwin (UNSW) Bryant (U Murdoch) Kruetzen (U Zurich).
There would be field-trips to Bunbury. Research expenses (eg fieldwork
and laboratory costs) will come from an external grant to Bejder et al.
from  Murdoch University.

REQUIREMENTS: BSc(Hons 1) or Masters, or equivalent, in molecular
sciences, or population genetics. Solid research and communication
skills. Eligibility for full NSW driver's license is desirable.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: To do a PhD in Australia a student requires a
scholarship to cover two costs: Living allowance ("stipend"), and Fees
(unless you are an Australian resident). Before preparing an
application, applicants should send CV, academic record, and details of
two academic referees by email to A/Prof Bill Sherwin
(W.Sherwin at unsw.edu.au ). For further information phone:

(61)2-9385-2119.

There are three basic scholarship options, with different closing dates

(1) Australian citizens or permanent residents can apply for APA/UPA
awards which cover the fees and stipend
http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/localschols/unswlocalschols.html
<http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/localschols/unswlocalschols.htm
l> 

Fuller information will be available Sep 2008 for session 1 2009 entry.

(2) Those who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents can
apply for EIPRS awards which covers fees and stipend. 

http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/intschols/unswintschols.html
<http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/intschols/unswintschols.html> 

Applications are due 29 August 2008 for Session 1 2009 entry

(3) Those who are marginally unsuccessful for an EIPRS may be offered
another scholarship (TRS) which covers fees but not stipend. Such
students will only be awarded the TRS if they can demonstrate that they
can provide the stipend from their own resources. For example, the
student could provide written documentation of another grant which will
provide the stipend.

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PhD Position: Forecasting demography of bottlenose dolphins Murdoch
University is studying ecology, threats, and genetics of Bunbury (WA)
bottlenose dolphins. 

The PhD student at UNSW will use these data in existing or novel
programs, to evaluate population viability with different management and
threats. There would be field-trips to Bunbury.

Research expenses (eg fieldwork costs) will come from an external grant
to Bejder et al. U Murdoch.

REQUIREMENTS: BSc(Hons 1) or Masters, or equivalent, in mathematics,
physics, computing, molecular sciences, population genetics or ecology.

Solid research and communication skills. Eligibility for full NSW
driver's license is desirable.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: To do a PhD in Australia a student requires a
scholarship to cover two costs: Living allowance ("stipend"), and Fees
(unless you are an Australian resident). Before preparing an
application, applicants should send CV, academic record, and details of
two academic referees by email to A/Prof Bill Sherwin
(W.Sherwin at unsw.edu.au ). For further information phone:

(61)2-9385-2119.

There are three basic scholarship options, with different closing dates

(1) Australian citizens or permanent residents can apply for APA/UPA
awards which cover the fees and stipend
http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/localschols/unswlocalschols.html
<http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/localschols/unswlocalschols.htm
l> 

Fuller information will be available Sep 2008 for session 1 2009 entry.

(2) Those who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents can
apply for EIPRS awards which covers fees and stipend.

http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/intschols/unswintschols.html
<http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/scholarships/intschols/unswintschols.html> 

Applications are due 29 August 2008 for Session 1 2009 entry

(3) Those who are marginally unsuccessful for an EIPRS may be offered
another scholarship (TRS) which covers fees but not stipend. Such
students will only be awarded the TRS if they can demonstrate that they
can provide the stipend from their own resources. For example, the
student could provide written documentation of another grant which will
provide the stipend.

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Lars Bejder, PhD.                              

Research Leadership Fellow

Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU)

Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research

Murdoch University

South Street, Murdoch, 6150

Western Australia

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Fax: ++ 61 (0) 8 9360 6303

Email: l.bejder at murdoch.edu.au <mailto:l.bejder at murdoch.edu.au> 

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