mardi 5 avril 2011

Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant PhD Studentship in The only poisonous primates: the ecological context of venom in wild and reintroduced slow lorises

Educational Organization:
Oxford Brookes University

Date Posted:

Program Description:
Oxford Brookes University’s Nocturnal Primate Research Group, in the Department of Anthropology and Geography, is inviting applications for a 3-year full-time MPhil/PhD studentship, commencing 1st July 2011. The studentship is in association with a Leverhulme Trust research project entitled "The only poisonous primates: the ecological and behavioural context of slow loris venom". The main topic of the PhD is 'The ecological context of venom in wild and reintroduced slow lorises.' The successful candidate will conduct 18 months nocturnal fieldwork in rigorous terrain at the proposed research site in Java, Indonesia; this work will comprise radio-tracking and semi-captive work in an experimental context. The student will join an internationally renowned team of experts in the conservation and ecology of nocturnal primates throughout Asia, Africa and South America. Departmental excellence in postgraduate supervision has been demonstrated through our recent award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr Anna Nekaris. For further information on Dr Nekaris’s research interests
and current MPhil/PhD students, please visit the following web sites:

Entrance Qualifications:
We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality. The successful candidate is expected to have completed a Masters programme and/or completed a BSc (Hons) with Distinction or 2.i in Zoology, Ecology, Anthropology, or a related discipline. Previously completed research (dissertation, publication, conference presentation) and previous fieldwork experience are desirable. The chosen candidate must also be approved by the Leverhulme Trust.

Tuition / Fees:
see below - this studentship is fully funded

Support (scholarships, travel):
The Leverhulme Trust award will pay the research degree fee at the current home/EU level each year for 3 years and the successful student will receive an annual bursary of £13,590 each year for 3 years. The Leverhulme Trust has agreed to honour any increases in line with RCUK published rates. Due to the level of funding available, the studentship is open to home/EU students only.

Start + End Dates:
1 July 2011- 30 June 2014

Application Deadline:
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 18th May 2011. Interview date: Friday 27th May 2011.

For additional information about the research project please contact Dr Anna Nekaris -

Contact Information:
Jennie Cripps or Gareth Preston
Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford Brookes University, Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences and Law
Oxford OX30BP
United Kingdom

Telephone Number:
+44 (0)1865 48 3763

Fax Number:
+44 (0)1865 484291


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