PhD studies in the Coral Reef Algae Ecology Lab at Griffith University-Brisbane

Dear All,

I am interested in receiving applications for two studentships/scholarships to commence PhD studies in the Coral Reef Algae Ecology Lab at Griffith
University-Brisbane in Jan-Feb 2017.

The PhD candidates will join a recently funded project in collaboration with A/Prof Catriona Hurd (Univ. of Tasmania) and Prof Bob Steneck (Univ.
of Maine) to investigate the potential for tropical macroalgae to acclimate/adapt to global environmental changes. Special emphasis will be
placed on coralline and fleshy algae from the Great Barrier Reef.

*Interested candidates should:*
?  Be able to commence by January ? February 2017.
?  Have diving experience and ideally basic to moderate knowledge of coral reef ecology.
?  Condition of the scholarship requires applicants to have a Bachelor of Science with Honours with at least one or more publication(s) as first
author. Non-Australian applicants must have a Masters Degree (or equivalent) with preferably one or more publication(s) as first author.
?  Have excellent understanding of experimental design and quantitative skills.
?  Be able to spend time in remote research stations.
?  Be self-motivated, committed, and able to work as part of a team..
?  Have strong proficiency in written English.

?  Interested applicants should email me at their earliest convenience ( with a statement of interest, a curriculum
vitae and contact information for 2 professional references. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (by telephone or Skype) and successful
candidates will be recommended to apply to the university scholarship scheme ( A final selection panel will decide on the award of scholarships.
?  Further application information is available here:

? Funding: Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship-GUPRS provides a living allowance of AUD $26,288 per annum. Australian and NZ
citizens and Australian permanent residents are exempt from paying tuition fees. The Griffith University International Postgraduate Research
Scholarship ? GUIPRS covers tuition fees for the international applicant for up to three years.
? Applications to the university scholarship scheme close: *Monday 3 October 2016.*
? Applications without personal contact with the prospective supervisor (Diaz-Pulido) are unlikely to succeed, so take the initiative and *start
the conversation now*!

Please forward this post to your best senior Undergraduate / Masters students interested in commencing a PhD degree.


Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, PhD

Associate Professor
Griffith School of Environment
Nathan Campus / Griffith University / 170 Kessels Road
Brisbane, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia

Member of the Australian Rivers Institute, Coast & Estuaries.
Tel: + 61 7 373 53840 / Fax: +61 7 373 57459
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