Opportunities

PhD opportunities: I am currently advertising two projects to start in September 2016.

BBSRC *EASTBIO* project: Genetic and environmental variation in the effect of dietary restriction on life-history trade-offs and ageing in Drosophila. This project will use Drosophila melanogaster to investigate genetic variation in the extension of lifespan via dietary restriction. It will also investigate whether exposure to additional environmental stresses such as pathogens and temperature variation modifies the effect of DR on lifespan. Interested applicants should contact me (craig.walling@ed.ac.ukdirectly with a CV and a description of research interests before the deadline (14th December 2016). More details on the project can be found at (http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=68158&LID=3300) and (http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/genetic-and-environmental-variation-effe...).

NERC E3 project: : Diet, sex and pathogens: Within- and between-generational effects on life history trade-offs in Drosophila. This PhD project will investigate the effect of variation in the nutritional environment, sex, pathogen exposure and the maternal environment on variation in life history traits and the resolution of trade-offs between life history traits, using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism.  Interested applicants should contact me (craig.walling@ed.ac.ukdirectly with a CV and a description of research interests before the deadline (22nd January 2016). More details on the project can be found at (http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/PhD/getDocument?SerialNo=1135) with application details at http://e3dtp.geos.ed.ac.uk/apply.html.

Genetic and environmental variation in the effect of dietary restriction on life-history trade-offs and ageing in Drosophila. This project is also available via the E3 funding stream, with a 22nd January 2016 deadline. More details can be found at (http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/PhD/getDocument?SerialNo=1141with application details at http://e3dtp.geos.ed.ac.uk/apply.html.