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TitleDoctoral (PhD) student position on the evolution, phylogenomics, and taxonomy of Australian carabid beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae)
CourseDoctor of Philosophy

During this project you will collaborate to advance methods of monographic and revisionary systematic work in insects by combining comparative morphology with genomics. This project intends to discover, describe, and document insect species of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia and place them in their global and historical phylogenetic context. Selected groups of Abacetini and Harpalini (Coleoptera, Carabidae) will be the focus of the project. There is considerable scope for the successful applicant to develop projects investigating evolutionary questions of interest.

This is an open call for a fully-funded PhD student position as part of a University of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum, and University of California, Berkeley project and includes a full scholarship, tuition waiver, and funding for research costs/fieldwork. You will be enrolled at the University of Western Australia, a top-100 global university, also ranked number one in Australia for biological sciences. 

Open to global international and Australian domestic students.

Applicants with experience in entomology and/or phylogenetics are encouraged to apply.

Keywordsphylogenetics systematics Coleoptera beetles pilbara evolution
Scholarship conditionsUWA HDR Stipend & Allowance Conditions v3 Mar 24.pdf
Opportunity statusOpen
Open date28 May 2024
Close date19 Jun 2024
Research areaBiological Sciences

Domestic and international students with an eligible thesis mark are encouraged to apply

Enrolment statusFuture student
How to apply

Please send your updated curriculum vitae and a letter outlining your interests in this project to nikolai.tatarnic@museum.wa.gov.au

Scholarship details
Scholarship typeStipend scholarship
Scholarship valueAUD $35,000 per annum
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences
Course typeDoctorates