Trophic Ecology of Freshwater Fishes

An exciting opportunity exists to carry out a PhD project in the School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Albury NSW Australia.

A scholarship is available to support Post Graduate students undertaking research projects that are considered within the scope of these topics, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Field  and lab studies focused on trophic interactions between invasive and native fishes;
  • Stable isotope and fatty acid analyses;
  • Statistical modelling of food web interactions;
  • Lab experiments examining variation in growth and survival of larvae;  Global desktop analyses of fish traits

Advertiser: Charles Sturt University

Location: Albury, NSW Australia Salary:

Stipend: $27,596 (tax free) per year over 3 years

As well as an annual stipend ($27,596) and operating funds (up to $5000 per year) to support travel and fieldwork, successful applicants will have the opportunity to engage with natural resource managers and scientists at other research organisations to develop their respective projects. If successful, tuition and fees will be covered by the scholarship for a period of three years.
Potential candidates will need a First Class Honours, or a Masters degree with a research component and will need to apply through a competitive process.

Send an expression of interest (including a CV and a cover letter) outlining your experience and research interests to Dr R. Keller Kopf, Charles Sturt University: email: rkopf@csu.edu.au (phone: 02 6051 9294).

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Institute for Land Water and Society Fish Ecology Collaborative Research Unit webpage and contact R. Keller Kopf before submitting an expression interest.

Successful applicants will need to apply through Charles Sturt University for a relevant scholarship for doctoral studies e.g. Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Full-time, AGRTP-International or ILWS.

Further details.

Application closing date

Applications for the 2019 Scholarship round have closed.