Expression of interest sought for PhD projects on amphibian ecophysiology and life-history

Reid Tingley & Richard Reina

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from outstanding international and domestic students to undertake a PhD in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Project: The project will focus on the impacts of environmental stressors on the physiology, life-history, and geographic distributions of Australian frogs (e.g., life-history trade-offs in response to environmental stressors, how developmental trajectories influence fitness). Students will have access to outdoor mesocosms, high-throughput phenotyping equipment (e.g., for measuring metabolic rate, size, thermal biology), and temperature-controlled facilities.

Location: Monash University is one of Australia’s largest and most research-intensive universities, with approximately 75,000 students enrolled, including about 5,000 enrolled in research PhDs.  A PhD by research in Australia is expected to be completed in a maximum of four years, with minor coursework requirements.

How to apply: Interested PhD applicants will need a strong academic and research background. Experience in ecophysiology, although not necessarily with frogs, and strong quantitative skills are desirable. To apply for the PhD at Monash you will need to have an Honours or Masters degree with a minimum one-year research component. A track record of scientific publication is a major advantage in obtaining a scholarship. English language requirements apply for international students. While there are several scholarship rounds each year, applications can be made at any time with support from the proposed supervisor.

To express interest in applying, please email a full CV, a statement of your research interests, a copy of your academic transcript, and your English language test scores if your language of instruction was not English. The deadline for expressions of interest is August 31st, 2020.