Competitive funding of tuition fee, research costs and stipend (£14,777 tax-free, 2018-19) from the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership ACCE, View Website. ACCE – a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool, and York – is the only dedicated ecology/evolution/conservation Doctoral Training Partnership in the UK.
Applications (CV, letter of application, 2 referees) by email to [email protected], deadline: January 9 2019. Interviews in or after the week commencing: 11th February 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed for only one project from the ACCE partnership.
This project is also available to self-funded students. A fees bursary may be available.
Wanelik, K. M., Begon, M., Birtles, R. J., Bradley, J. E., Friberg, I. M., Jackson, J. A., Paterson, S. (2018). A candidate tolerance gene identified in a natural population of field voles (Microtus agrestis). Molecular Ecology, 27(4), 1044-1052.
Cwiklinski, K., Dalton, J. P., Dufresne, P. J., La Course, J., Williams, D. J. L., Hodgkinson, J., & Paterson, S. (2015). The Fasciola hepatica genome: gene duplication and polymorphism reveals adaptation to the host environment and the capacity for rapid evolution. Genome Biology, 16: 71.
Lilley, T. M., Prokkola, J. M., Johnson, J. S., Rogers, E. J., Gronsky, S., Kurta, A., Field, K. A. (2017). Immune responses in hibernating little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) with white-nose syndrome. Proc Roy Soc B, doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.2232.
Corcoran P, Gossmann TI, Barton HJ, The Great Tit HapMap Consortium, Slate J, Zeng K. 2017. Determinants of the efficacy of natural selection on coding and noncoding variability in two passerine species. Genome Bio Evol 9:2987-3007.