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Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:05 AM
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Subject: [AFS] Position/PhD position in freshwater fisheries ecology &
UCD School of Biology & Environmental Science
PhD position in freshwater fisheries ecology & evolution:
A three-year funded position is available to work in the research
laboratories of Dr Mary
Kelly-Quinn and Dr Stefano Mariani to study the trophic ecology and
life-history of pike
(Esox lucius) populations in Irish lakes and rivers and to investigate the
history of this species in Ireland, using a range of molecular genetic
The project will be carried out in collaboration with Ireland's Central
Fisheries Board, it
will entail sampling in several Irish ecosystems, interacting with the
as well as conducting sophisticated laboratory work, including the
application of DNA
technologies and spectroscopy for stable isotope analysis.
The successful candidate will possess an honours primary degree (at least
equivalent, in the field of ecology, evolution, environmental science and/or
biology. Previous research experience in both aquatic biology and molecular
be desirable. Master-level education would of course be a bonus. A
scientific inquiry and excellent communication skills, both written and
The position is based at the School of Biology & Environmental Science
(http://www.ucd.ie/bioenvsci/index.html), University College Dublin,
University (ranked 89th in the 2009 Times Higher Education Supplement
universities table). Both the campus and the city offer vibrant cultural
a myriad of opportunities for scientific and cultural growth.
Please send your CV, along with a covering letter describing your skills and
and why you are interested in this project. Include also names and contacts
of at least
Applications should be sent by email to:
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Closing date for applications is Friday 26th of February.
Start date of the project is April 1st.
Please note that university fees are covered for EU nationals. Non-EU
have to cover the additional costs.
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