Hyderabad: Amid lockdown, Evolutionary Ecology Lab at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad has invited applications for two funded Ph.D. fellowships in biogeography, community ecology and speciation.
The five-year doctoral fellowships will most likely commence from August 2020.
Candidates with a Master’s degree in Life Sciences, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Psychology or four-year Bachelor’s degree in Science/Engineering OR Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS equivalent) are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Any prior research experience in the field of ecology and evolution will be desirable but not essential.
The fellowship amount will be granted as per CSIR regulations.
The main research areas of the Evol-Eco Lab at CCMB include documentation of tropical forest diversity in an integrative taxonomic approach and identification of the underlying geological, evolutionary and ecological processes that govern the diversity patterns using the historical biogeography and a comparative phylogenetic framework.
Applicants may send a single consolidated file with a (1) cover letter, (2) statement of purpose, (3) Curriculum Vitae (including publication list if any), (4) contact details for two referees, and optionally (5) one sample publication if available, to [email protected]. The last date for sending applications is June 20, 2020.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online, while selection will be based on the merit of the submitted application and performance at the interview.