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PhD project, Spatial movements and social contacts to understand transmission of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Dr Menna Jones is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for a PhD project to commence in 2019. Tasmanian devils are threatened by transmissible cancer, devil facial tumour disease (DFTD). The project integrates spatial and social data to understand disease transmission and spatial spread and, thus, addresses a knowledge gap in wildlife disease ecology globally, and for DFTD specifically. This is a field project, placing proximity/GPS loggers on wild devils and modelling social network and movement data. The project is part of an international, transdisciplinary research program on evolution in the devil—DFTD host—pathogen system.

The scholarship is open to International and domestic candidates.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th May 2019. For more details, including applications, email Dr Menna Jones and see http://www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/available-phd-projects/phd-projects/college-of-sciences-and-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/zoology/linking-spatial-movements-and-social-contacts-to-understand-transmission-of-tasmanian-devil-facial-tumour-disease.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Education) in Environmental Sciences

Brunel University London is seeking an educational academic to contribute to their new BSc Environmental Sciences, with a specific focus on the biological elements of environmental sciences. The successful candidate will contribute to field work and student recruitment activities.

Applicants should have a specific interest in developing innovative and engaging teaching and learning methods in higher education. The appointment will be at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the academic (education) career pathway. The academic (education) career posts at Brunel are part of a group spanning Associate Lecturer through to professor with defined promotion criteria. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12th June 2019. For more details, including how to apply, please visit: https://careers.brunel.ac.uk/vacancy/lecturer-snr-lecturer-education-in-environmental-sciences-387511.html