We’re looking for candidates for the NERC GW4+ PhD competition. If you are a top student (first class degree, masters, paper(s) already published or in press) and interested in the work we do (see ioannougroup.com), please get in touch.
The project will suit a candidate wanting to work at the intersection of ecology, cognition and behaviour, interested in a project that applies basic research (lateralisation, predator-prey interactions) to a major threat to biodiversity (invasive species). Motivation to work independently in tropical field conditions is essential.
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FTE Category A staff submitted: 64.60
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