Free open Job in Wales Funded PhD Studentship: DTC BIO 6

Swansea University – Biosciences

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Swansea Science DTC is a community committed to undertaking world-class research that has a positive impact globally and we have a fully-funded PhD scholarship for 2017/2018 entry.

Project Supervisor: Dr Ines Fürtbauer (i.fuertbauer@swansea.ac.uk)

Description of Project

Individual differences in behaviour (personality) and responsiveness to changes in the physical and social environment (plasticity) are often mediated by hormonal mechanisms. This studentship will investigate the potential relationships between individual behavioural differences and endocrine traits, with lab and field work on fish, ungulates, human and non-human primates (project specifics to be developed with the successful applicant). The project will suit a candidate with a background in animal behaviour and field/laboratory experience; hormone analyses will be undertaken in Dr Fürtbauer’s Swansea Endocrinology Lab and full training provided.

Eligibility

Academic Requirements

Candidates must have a First, Upper Second Class Honours (or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

Informal enquiries before the deadline are welcome by emailing the project supervisor.

Residency Criteria

Applications from overseas candidates are welcome, but candidates would be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU tuition fees and the overseas tuition fees.

Additional Funding Information

This is a fully-funded scholarship, open to UK/EU candidates which include an annual stipend of £14,553 plus full UK/EU tuition fees. 

Applications from overseas candidates are welcome, but candidates would be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU tuition fees and the overseas tuition fees.

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