PhD scholarship: Evolutionary systems biology and adaptation
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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):RTP Scholarship NON-BANDED ($28,597.00 - $28,597.00)
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship
Location: St Lucia
UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific
Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 46 in the QS World
University Rankings, 42 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 66
in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 54 in the Academic
Ranking of World Universities.
In the Ortiz-Barrientos Lab we seek to understand the genetic and ecological
basis of the origin of new species and traits. We combine empirical and
theoretical approaches from multiple disciplines.
Supervisor – Associate Professor Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos
This project seeks to used tools from evolutionary systems biology,
computational biology, and evolutionary quantitative genetics to explore the
theoretical basis of complex adaptations. The student will join the ARC Centre
of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture, and will be co-
supervised by mathematicians and quantitative geneticists. The student will
have freedom to choose amongst many options for theoretical development but
will also work closely with empiricists to help test some of the predictions
arising from the developed theory.
A working knowledge of mathematics, population and quantitative genetics, and
using high performing computing would be of benefit to someone working on this
To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher
Degrees by Research at UQ.
This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and
International students who are currently in Australia at the time of
application and commencement.
Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the
applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards,
and employment history.
The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of
evolutionary genetics and the potential for scholastic success.
A background or knowledge of R and Python programming is highly desirable.
The 2022 Research Training Program (RTP) living allowance stipend rate is
AUD$28,854 per annum (indexed annually), which is tax-free for 3.5 years,
with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy
For further information, please contact Associate Professor Daniel Ortiz-
Barrientos at email@example.com +61 7 3365 1767
How to apply
To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate
application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request
scholarship consideration on the application for admission.
Before submitting an application you should:
check your eligibility
prepare your documentation
contact Associate Professor Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your suitability for this
When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative
study section you:
Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative'
Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
Select ‘Other', then ‘Research Project Scholarship' and type in ‘EVOLUTIONARY-ORTIZ-BARRIENTOS' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
See an example of what you have to do
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Applications close: 27 September 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time
Advertised: 08 Sep 2021
Applications close: 27 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time