When we have research positions available we will advertise them on this webpage.
Current PhD opportunities
Why do Seychelles warblers age differently?. University of Leeds. FBS Faculty Studentship – competition funded PhD. Supervised by Hannah Dugdale and David Richardson. In collaboration with Terry Burke, Jan Komdeur and Alex Sparks. Deadline: 12th March 2018; Provisional interview dates: week commencing 9th April 2018. For further information please click here
Genomic basis of extra-group paternity. Universities of Leeds & Sheffield. Unfunded PhD. Supervised by Hannah Dugdale, Terry Burke and Tim Heaton.
Current Masters opportunities
MHC diversity and pathogen resistance
We are looking for a self-funded Masters student to test the heterozygote advantage hypothesis by conducting a meta-analysis of MHC diversity and pathogen resistance. For further information please click here.
Conservation genetics of reintroduced corncrakes
This self-funded Masters project will investigate relatedness and parentage of reintroduced corncrakes. For further information please click here.
If you are interested in working with us, do get in touch (please note that for fieldwork on Seychelles warblers we require mist-netting and ringing experience). We welcome enquiries about:
We are happy to work with post-doctoral researchers on applications for individual fellowships (e.g. NERC Fellowship, RSUK URF, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships) or post-doctoral grants (e.g. NERC standard grant).
Recently closed Post-doc calls
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Genomics of Senescence in the Seychelles warbler. University of Leeds. This position has now been filled.
Recently closed PhD calls
Causes and consequences of personality in the Seychelles warbler. University of Leeds. NERC competition funded PhD. Supervised by Hannah Dugdale, Keith Hamer and Terry Burke. In collaboration with David Richardson and Jan Komdeur. Deadline: 8th January 2018.
Individual variation in reproductive success in the cooperatively breeding Seychelles warbler. University of Leeds. Funded PhD. Supervised by Hannah Dugdale, Simon Goodman and David Richardson. This position has been filled.
Biomarkers of senescence in the Seychelles warbler. University of East Anglia. Funded PhD. Supervised by David Richardson, Martin Taylor and Hannah Dugdale. This position has been filled.