Thursday, January 20, 2011

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] PhD in habitat fragmentation and human disturbance

PhD Position

As part of a collaboration with the Natural History Museum, Trento, Italy, the German Primate Centre is offering a PhD position for a project to examine the effects of habitat fragmentation and human disturbance on Udzungwa red colobus, Tanzania. The project integrates ecological, genetic and physiological approaches and will involve field data collection at the Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre followed by laboratory (hormone and genetic) and data analysis in Goettingen and Trento. The position will be linked to the Primate Biodiversity Network of the German Primate Centre and the Biodiversity study program at the Georg-August-University of Goettingen.

Candidates should have a Bachelors/Diploma or Masters in biology, biodiversity or a related field and experience of field work, preferably in a tropical climate. Excellent communication and organizational skills, a high level of self-reliance, ability to work under demanding conditions and a keen interest in primate ecology/conservation biology are expected. 

Funds to support a stipend, research and travel costs are available until June 2013.

Written applications, including names of two referees, by February 8th to, using red colobus as reference. Further information from Prof. J.K.Hodges, Reproductive Biology Unit, German Primate Centre, Göttingen,

The German Primate Centre (DPZ) is a member of the Leibniz Association.


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