Honours project (with $9000 scholarship) on genetic connectivity of marine beach worm populations
A student is sought for an Honours project on beach worms (polychaetes: Onuphidae). The project will use high-throughput genetic approaches (Genotyping by Sequencing) to assess diversity and infer population connectivity of two species of commercially and ecologically important worms. A scholarship of $9000 will be provided. The project involves a collaboration between the Australian National University (Dr Ceridwen Fraser: www.ceridwenfraser.com), the NSW Department of Primary Industries (Dr Rowan Chick: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rowan_Chick), and the Australian Museum (Dr Pat Hutchings: http://australianmuseum.net.au/staff/pat-hutchings); the student will be based in the Fenner School at the ANU in Canberra. The project fits within a broader project funded by the NSW Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust. To apply, please send your CV, academic transcripts, a brief letter explaining your motivation for the project, and contact details for two referees to the ANU Fenner School Honours Convenor (firstname.lastname@example.org), with the subject line “Application for NSW Fisheries Honours Scholarship,” by 31 October 2016; for pre-application enquiries contact Dr Ceridwen Fraser via email (email@example.com).