This is a competition funded project through the NERC GW4+ DTP. There is a competitive selection process. This studentship will cover fees, stipend and research costs for UK students and UK residents for 3.5 years.
We are looking for a candidate with a sincere interest in evolutionary biology, and an eagerness to learn computational methods, including the basics of computer programming in Python and Shell. Knowledge of molecular biology, comparative invertebrate morphology, or palaeontology would be advantageous but is not required.
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Zhang et al (2012). The oyster genome reveals stress adaptation and complexity of shell formation. Nature490, 49-54.
Paps & Holland (2018). Reconstruction of the ancestral metazoan genome reveals an increase in genomic novelty. Nature Communications9: 1730.
Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life, by Peter Godfrey-Smith. William Collins. ISBN-10: 9780008226299.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 64.60
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