PhD Opportunity for CARIM Research on Ocean Acidification

Are you keen to do a PhD on marine life and impacts of ocean acidification or know someone that might be interested?

The CARIM team are looking for a PhD student to assist us with our research. Dr Mary Sewell from University of Auckland currently has a PhD opening on offer in her lab on the impacts of ocean acidification on mussels using 'omics technologies (transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic responses) of green-shell mussels to ocean acidification.

The PhD scholarship will provide a 3-year tax free stipend of $27,000 pa (NZ) and tuition fees. No course work is required. And the successful applicant gets to spend some time in Nelson doing research at the Cawthron Institute as part of it.

This position is open to national and international applicants. The successful candidate will need to have a high quality BSc Honours or Masters Degree in a related field, and ideally should have experience in two or more of the following areas: ocean acidification, manipulative experiments, larval culture, analysis of –omics data sets, bioinformatics and programming in R.

The closing date for applications is September 30th, 2016, but may be extended if the position is not filled. The starting date is flexible, but ideally the candidate should start by early December 2016.

This sounds fun. If this sounds like you or someone else you know, then you can find more details here.