Opportunities

When we have research positions available we will advertise them on this webpage.

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Current PhD opportunities

Why do Seychelles warblers age differently?. University of Leeds. Self-funded PhD. Supervised by Hannah Dugdale, Amanda Bretman and David Richardson. In collaboration with Terry Burke, Jan Komdeur and Alex Sparks.

Genomic basis of extra-group paternity. University of Leeds. Self-funded PhD. Supervised by Hannah Dugdale and Terry Burke. In collaboration with David Richardson, Jan Komdeur and Alex Sparks.

 

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.

 

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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:

Masters projects

We encourage applications from students interested in conducting a Masters project in our group. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss this possibility, with a short outline of your research proposal, a CV and the emails of two academic references that we may contact. 

 

PhD studentships

Funded PhD positions are generally advertised in the first term of the academic year. If you would like to apply for your own funding with us, please email us the details of the scheme you would like to apply for (e.g. Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries), Croucher Foundation, University of Leeds DTP, University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships), your CV, the name and emails of two academic references, a letter of motivation, and a research proposal.

 

Post-doctoral research
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).

 

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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

Individual variation in reproductive success in the cooperatively breeding Seychelles warbler. University of Leeds. Leeds Doctoral Scholarship – competition funded PhD. Supervised by Hannah Dugdale, David Richardson and Simon Goodman. In collaboration with Terry Burke, Jan Komdeur and Alex Sparks. This position has now been filled.

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. This position has now 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.

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