Biological Sciences: Fully Funded Swansea University PhD Scholarship: Baboon Sociality & Health

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Swansea University

Job title:

Organic Sciences: Totally Funded Swansea College PhD Scholarship: Baboon Sociality & Well being

Firm

Swansea College

Job description

Job Info Organisation/FirmSwansea College DivisionCentral Analysis AreaOrganic sciences Researcher ProfileFirst Stage Researcher (R1) NationUnited Kingdom Utility Deadline15 Could 2024 – 23:59 (Europe/London) Sort of ContractDifferent Job StandingFull-time Is the job funded by means of the EU Analysis Framework Programme?Not funded by an EU programme Is the Job associated to employees place inside a Analysis Infrastructure?NoSupply DescriptionFunding supplier: Swansea CollegeTopic areas: Animal behaviour, Biologging, Physiology, Endocrinology, MetagenomicsChallenge begin date:

  • 1 July 2024 (Enrolment open from mid-June)
  • 1 October 2024 (Enrolment open from mid-September)

Challenge supervisors:
(major supervisor- ) * Dr Tamsyn Uren-Webster

  • Dr Andrew King

Aligned programme of research: PhD in Organic SciencesMode of research: Full-timeChallenge description:Many animals type secure social relationships between particular people. These relationships are extraordinarily helpful but in addition include prices. For instance, trade-offs exist with respect to emphasize (social buffering versus social stress) and transmission of well being (helpful intestine microbiota) and illness (parasites, viruses) however are little understood due to the challenges of amassing acceptable knowledge within the wild. To grasp these trade-offs, this interdisciplinary PhD will use and prolong a worldwide distinctive knowledge set on wild baboon social behaviour and well being. Sociality is studied in unprecedented element, with simultaneous knowledge for 16 people. GPS and acceleration knowledge from bespoke monitoring collars present info on behaviour and social interactions/proximity each second over a number of months. Well being info comes from
350 urine and
600 faecal samples collected within the discipline. These samples are matched to people and time intervals, affording non-invasive investigation of reproductive state, stress physiology, immune perform, power and metabolic standing, parasite load, and microbiome composition. Combining these knowledge on baboon sociality and well being due to this fact supplies uncommon alternative to research how and why social relationships evolve, and their penalties for people’ well being.NecessitiesAnalysis Area Organic sciences Schooling Degree Bachelor Diploma or equalAbilities/{Qualifications}Candidates should maintain an undergraduate diploma at 2.1 degree in Biosciences or a associated topic, or a grasp’s diploma with a minimal total grade at ‘Benefit’ (or Non-UK equal as outlined by Swansea College). Please notice that you could be want to offer proof of your English Language proficiency.The perfect candidate may have a grasp’s degree diploma, analysis pursuits and experience in animal behaviour and physiology, and wonderful knowledge dealing with and evaluation expertise related to the venture. Functions from candidates with a powerful quantitative background however with out a first diploma in biology are additionally inspired. Please get in contact for enquiries or extra particulars.Particular NecessitiesAs a result of funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to candidates eligible to pay tuition charges on the UK fee solely, as outlined by .Extra InfoAdvantagesThis scholarship covers the complete value of UK tuition charges and an annual stipend at UKRI fee (at present £18,622 for 2023/24).Extra analysis bills may also be out there.Eligibility standardsCandidates should maintain an undergraduate diploma at 2.1 degree in Biosciences or a associated topic, or a grasp’s diploma with a minimal total grade at ‘Benefit’ (or Non-UK equal as outlined by Swansea College). Please notice that you could be want to offer proof of your English Language proficiency.The perfect candidate may have a grasp’s degree diploma, analysis pursuits and experience in animal behaviour and physiology, and wonderful knowledge dealing with and evaluation expertise related to the venture. Functions from candidates with a powerful quantitative background however with out a first diploma in biology are additionally inspired. Please get in contact for enquiries or extra particulars.As a result of funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to candidates eligible to pay tuition charges on the UK fee solely, as outlined by .Choice course ofPlease go to our web site for extra info.Web site for extra job particularsWork Location(s)Variety of gives out there 1 Firm/Institute Swansea College Nation United Kingdom GeofieldThe place to use Web siteContact State/ProvinceSwansea MetropolisSwansea Web siteRoadSingleton Park Postal CodeSA2 8PPSTATUS: EXPIRED

Anticipated wage

£18622 per 12 months

Location

Swansea

Job date

Wed, 06 Mar 2024 08:28:39 GMT

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