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  The evolution and genetics of sexual dimorphism
  Dr A Wright, Prof J Slate, Prof S Paterson
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Males and females of the same species are often subject to very different selection pressures and can show major differences in morphology, behaviour and life history.
  The extinction of the sexier? A global investigation of the role of sexual selection in modern amphibian declines
  Dr DPD Pincheira-Donoso, Dr H Kunc
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Biodiversity is undergoing alarming declines worldwide. Modern species extinctions are predominantly attributed to environmental factors, mostly climate change and habitat destruction.
  How do genomes respond to sexual system transitions?
  Dr A Gomez
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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How genomes respond to conflicting evolutionary forces is a crucial and challenging question in evolutionary biology. This challenge can now be tackled given the huge improvements in genome sequencing technologies and computing power, allowing the analysis of multiple complete genomes.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Genomic analysis of the impact of sexual recombination on the segregation of virulence genes in African trypanosomes
  Research Group: The Roslin Institute
  Dr L Morrison, Dr A MacLeod, Dr J Prendergast
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. African trypanosomes are vector-borne protozoa that cause serious human and animal disease across sub-Saharan Africa.
  Dissecting the causes of reproductive mode variation in the yellow monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr M Hartfield
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Perennial plants exhibit a wide variety of reproductive modes, from exclusively sexual reproduction through seeds, to relying almost entirely on asexual propagation.
  EASTBIO Dissecting the causes of reproductive mode variation in the yellow monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr M Hartfield, Dr M Vallejo-Marin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Perennial plants exhibit a wide variety of reproductive modes, from exclusively sexual reproduction through seeds, to relying almost entirely on asexual propagation.
  Peer on Peer Sexualised Bullying
  Dr A Debowska
Applications accepted all year round

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Childhood sexual bullying may lead to long-lasting mental and physical health consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator, especially when such acts are frequent and persistent.
  Exploring the impact of the #MeToo campaign on workplace culture, practices and policies about voice
  Dr S Brooks, Dr M Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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#MeToo spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.
  PhD opportunities in Social Work at Brunel University London

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Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time.
  Epidemiological study of ageing populations affected by blood borne viruses and associated health risk behaviours : analysis of linked databases
  Prof S Hutchinson, Dr H Innes, Dr A Yeung
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19006. Scotland has a track record in undertaking record-linkage studies to inform public health policy and practice.
  Psychology

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Psychological research is led by Prof. Brendan Gough (Director of Research) and is conducted within the School of Social Sciences, mainly by staff working in Psychology and Speech & Language Science, but also by a few colleagues in Criminology.
  PhD Studentship: Arts, English And Drama

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Application detail. s. Reference number. SAED2019. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2019. Closing date of advert. 1 April 2019.
  Genetic constraints on adaptive evolution
  Dr M Reuter
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Research in my group aims to understand how the genetic encoding of traits affects whether and how they will respond to selection.
  The impact of male partners on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and continuation: An investigation of new and expectant fathers in the UK
  Dr E Doe
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD research student on a project assessing the role male partners play in the initiation, exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding, with the ultimate aim of intervention design.
  NERC E4 State-dependent cooperation among parents
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr P Smiseth, Dr J Regan
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Interested individuals must follow the "how to apply" link on the Geosciences E4 Doctoral Training Partnership web page. http://www.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/how-to-apply.
  State-dependent cooperation among male and female parents
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr P Smiseth, Dr J Regan
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Biparental care occurs when males and females cooperate to provide care for their joint offspring, and although relatively rare, this form of has evolved repeatedly in birds, mammals, amphibians, fishes and insects.
  Biology and genetics of reproduction in filamentous fungi
  Prof P S Dyer
Applications accepted all year round

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Filamentous fungi are of importance in the food, industrial and medical sectors and have important roles in the ecology of natural ecosystems.
  PhD in Evolution and Behaviour: exploring the connection between how organisms have evolved and how they behave
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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The connection between how organisms have evolved and how they behave is a fundamental principle of biology. It can show us why organisms are the way they are, and answer deep questions about the diversity of life on earth.
  PhD in evolutionary biology - examining the evolution of interactions between species
  Prof R Freckleton
Applications accepted all year round

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Evolutionary biology is underpinned by models for the evolution of species and their traits. The growing body of phylogenetic information, as well as increases in computational power allows us to develop and test novel models and theories of evolution.
  *EASTBIO* Bayesian approach to model evolutionary trajectories in experimental evolution
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Dr C Kosiol, Prof MG Ritchie
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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BBSRC Thematic Group. Frontier Bioscience. When populations adapt to new environments (e.g., new temperatures or new diets) this often leaves signatures in the genome.
  Developing and evaluating a self-help intervention for adverse and/or potentially traumatic life experiences for adolescents and young adults
  Dr F Varese, Dr S Bucci
Applications accepted all year round

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Exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) represent one of the most important factor influencing the risk of developing physical and mental health difficulties in adulthood.
  Sex Equality in Sports
  Dr F Luzzi
Applications accepted all year round

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It is a widely accepted view that where sex is not relevant, the exclusion of members belonging to a certain sex from participating in areas of social life amounts to unjust discrimination.
  Improving the effectiveness of social advertising
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr M Zawisza, Dr D McDermott
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Mate choice, and mate choice copying in cuttlefish
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr G Cooke, Dr S Mowles
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
  Graduate Research Assistant position - characterizing a new liver-specific rodent model of impaired cholesterol transport
  Prof M Sandey, Dr R C Cattley
Applications accepted all year round

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The Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate/Graduate Research Assistant to work on a research project to characterize a new liver-specific rodent model of impaired cholesterol transport.
  PhD position/Graduate Research Assistantship in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  Dr A Mishra
Application Deadline: 14 March 2020

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The Laboratory of Lung Inflammation, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University have opening for highly motivated PhD candidate/ Graduate Research Assistant to work on NIH-funded research project in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  ESRC Funded Studentships in Health & Wellbeing at Brunel University London via the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

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Brunel University London is pleased to invite applications for ESRC-funded studentships in. Health and Wellbeing, offered through the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership.
  PhD opportunities in Psychology at Brunel University London

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Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time. The. Division of Psychology.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

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There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  Reproductive interference across continental scales: combining citizen science and behavioural experiments to test reproductive character displacement hypotheses
  Dr J Drury
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Social interactions between species impact numerous ecological and evolutionary processes. For instance, wasteful reproductive interactions between species (reproductive interference) may prevent two species from coexisting in the same location unless natural selection drives divergence in traits used as mating signals.
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