Genetic connectivity of marine beach worm populations

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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:, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (Dr Rowan Chick:, and the Australian Museum (Dr 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 (, with the subject line “Application for NSW Fisheries Honours Scholarship,” by 31 October 2016; for pre-application enquiries contact Dr Ceridwen Fraser via email (

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