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  Learning from the past to predict and reduce the risk of infectious disease pandemics
  Dr F Perez-Reche, Prof N Strachan
Applications accepted all year round

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The World Health Organisation reports that infectious diseases cause 63% of childhood deaths and 48% of premature deaths. There is the ongoing risk of epidemics and pandemics that can cause widespread morbidity and mortality (Spanish flu, ebola, SARS, E.
  Landscape Genomics of Damselflies in Scotland and Indonesia
  Dr L Lancaster, Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Dr M N Nangoy, Dr R D Dudaniec
Applications accepted all year round

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Odonates (damselflies and dragonflies) are charismatic insects which exhibit a diversity of colour forms and adaptations to ecological conditions.
  Using CRISPR genome editing to determine the effects of obesity and hypertension associated polymorphisms
  Dr A MacKenzie, Prof M Delibegovic
Applications accepted all year round

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Introduction. There is now little doubt that morbid conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are mechanistically linked.
  Establishing whether children form stereotypes via statistical learning
  Dr D Martin, Dr J Hutchison
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will establish how children’s social stereotypes form as they repeatedly encounter social information across different situations.
  The evolution of primate vocal signals: from call production to signal function
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr J Dunn, Dr C Wascher
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.
  Understanding song learning in critically endangered Regent Honeyeaters
  Prof R Heinsohn, Dr R Crates, Prof N Langmore, Dr J Tripovich
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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We seek a highly motivated PhD student to evaluate methods for enhancing the fitness of critically endangered Regent Honeyeaters bred in captivity for release into the wild.
  Ecological population genomics of an Australian song-bird
  Prof L Kruuk, Dr S Mikheyev
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019

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We are seeking applications from highly motivated and qualified candidates for a PhD at the Australian National University’s Division of Evolution and Ecology, within the Research School of Biology.
  Evolutionary history and conservation of Australian plant biodiversity
  Assoc Prof M Cardillo
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The Macroevolution & Macroecology Group is seeking expressions of interest for a PhD research project in the area of phylogenetics, macroevolution, diversification and conservation.
  Interaction between maternal effects and thermal developmental plasticity in shaping the pace-of-life in a widespread Australian lizard
  Dr D Noble
Application Deadline: 16 September 2019

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The Project. The Noble lab (http://biology.anu.edu.au/research/groups/noble-group-animal-ecophysiology-and-evolutionary-ecology) at the ANU is seeking expressions of interest from high-quality candidates interested in pursuing a Ph.D.
  Keep on growing? Individual dynamics of growth, parasites and ageing in wild kangaroos
  Prof L Kruuk, Prof M Festa-Bianchet
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019

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We are seeking applications from highly motivated and qualified candidates for a PhD at the Australian National University’s Division of Evolution and Ecology, within the Research School of Biology.
  Living on the Edge: Thermal ecology of Australian alpine and desert plants
  Prof A Nicotra
Application Deadline: 16 September 2019

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This project will suit students with interest and knowledge in plant evolutionary ecology, environmental physiology and/or ecological and evolutionary genetics.
  New Methods in Molecular Phylogenetics
  Assoc Prof R Lanfear
Application Deadline: 16 September 2019

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Phylogenies form the backbone of our understanding of much of life on earth. We are looking for a candidate with experience in bioinformatics, mathematics, computer science, or machine learning to help us build and apply the next generation of phylogenetic methods.
  Sensory basis of orientation behavior in fish
  Prof G Gerlach
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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The German Research Foundation (DFG)-funded Research Training Group 1885 Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology is offering a Ph.D. position (TV-L E13 65%) m/f/d.
  The eyes have it: fetal reactions to visual stimulation
  Dr N Reissland
Applications accepted all year round

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The womb is not entirely dark and hence fetuses can perceive light. It is not clear what fetuses might be able to perceive and in what detail they might be able to “see” which has implications for cognitive development.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  Investigating Noise in Ageing Cellular Power Stations
  Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, Electrical Engineering (Biological knowledge not required).
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Evolutionary genomics of bacteria-phage co-evolution
  Research Group: Microbial Genomics
  Dr R Mostowy
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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We are inviting applications for a research technician (with an option of becoming a PhD student) in the area of computational biology and genomics of bacteria-phage interactions.
  Development of motion robust fetal MR Spectroscopy (MRS)
  Dr E De Vita, Dr K Pusparajah
Application Deadline: 30 October 2019

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EPSRC Funded PhD scholarship available immediately, for start before April 2020. Location. King’s College London, Department of Bioengineering, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/bmeis).
  International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences

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The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of several highly competitive Ph.D. programs. We are run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Special call for PhD projects in biochemistry at the IMPRS "From Molecules to Organisms"

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Apply now to do your PhD in computational or experimental biochemistry with a fully funded position. Application deadline September 15, 2019, start date late 2019/ early 2020.
  Experimental evolution of model microbiomes
  Dr M McDonald
Applications accepted all year round

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One fully funded PhD position is available in the research group of Dr. Mike McDonald to undertake research at the interface of experimental evolution and microbiome ecology.
  Some like it hot: how mismatch between host and pathogen thermal ecology influences adaptation to global change
  Dr M Hall
Applications accepted all year round

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Global change is predicted to result in both rapidly changing environments and dramatic changes in disease outbreaks. Key to predicting winners and losers under the nexus of infection and global change is any mismatch between hosts and pathogens in their thermal tolerances and adaptive potential.
  The role of endogenous retroviruses in human health and disease
  Dr G Magiorkinis
Applications accepted all year round

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More than 10 years have passed since the first high quality (nearly) complete version of the human genome and we are still exploring its functionality.
  Centromere inheritance in S. pombe and beyond
  Dr L Subramanian
Applications accepted all year round

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Accurate chromosome segregation relies on the stable inheritance of functional centromeres through generations. A key determinant of centromere function is the histone H3 variant CENP-A (Centromere Protein A), that epigenetically marks and specifies active centromeres.
  Biomedical research in a simple non-animal model
  Prof R S B Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Research in biomedical neuroscience generally employs mammalian tissue culture experiments to look at disease-related neuronal cell function.
  Evolutionary ecology of bumble bees and their parasites
  Prof M Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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Research in my group addresses questions about the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite associations, using bumble bees as hosts and their natural complement of parasites.
  Evolutionary Theory: Exploring the role of intragenomic conflict in the evolution of molecular mechanisms
  Dr F Ubeda
Applications accepted all year round

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I research how genes, individuals, and social structures can evolve making use of mathematical models.
  Flocking dynamics in birds : the role of personality and experience
  Dr S Portugal
Applications accepted all year round

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Many birds travel in flocks comprising many individuals. During flights, decisions have to be made about who leads and follows, and who is positioned where in the flock.
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