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PhD position available: Development and Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity

A fully-funded PhD position is available for highly-motivated candidates interested in understanding how the environment modifies developmental processes to produce plastic phenotypes, starting any time in 2018.

This is a jointly supervised project between Christen Mirth and Carla Sgrò’s labs. We are specifically interested in developing a project that explores how environmental conditions regulate development to change the relationship between ovary and body size.

To find out more about the interests of our groups, please visit: and

The PhD stipend is fully funded for a period of 3.5 years and is open to all applicants, domestic and international. The stipends include all course fees plus $27,353 AUD per annum tax-free. Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree and either an Honours, Master of Science, or MPhil degree with first class honours and at least 6 months of full time research experience.

If you are interested in joining our lab please send:

  • a cover letter outlining your research interests and motivation to participate in our group,
  • your CV,
  • and your academic transcripts

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We look forward to hearing from you!