A PhD scholarship is available for a student within the project ”Developmental plasticity in the polychaete Pygospio elegans and its genetic basis”.
GESS - the Graduate Programme in Environmental Stress Studies, within the Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC), Roskilde University (RUC) Denmark and The Graduate Programme of the Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä (JYU) Finland - are offering a 3.5 year scholarship for a double-degree student. The student will spend approximately half of the total study period at each institution and complete requirements as outlined in a cotutelle agreement. The position shall be filled November -December 2013. The student will be co-supervised by Benni Winding Hansen and Gary T. Banta (RUC) and K. Emily Knott (JYU).
The research project will aim to determine the extent of developmental plasticity in natural populations, test possible environmental triggers of plasticity and compare the expression of relevant genes during development in the estuarine polychaete Pygospio elegans.
See the attached file for more information (dead line: October 15 2013)