Ph.D. Scholarship, The Department Biology of Ghent University, Belgium

 Description: The Department Biology of Ghent University is looking for a PhD scholar. The candidate will involve in a research project funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) .This deals with the study of relationship between thermal and nutritional urban selection pressures in the garden spider. This will be further developed by an ongoing citizen-science project combined with an extended survey of prey availability and nutritional quality in a research platform in Flanders and the quantification of body colouration across urban gradients in Europe.

Disciplines: Evolution and Optics of Nanostructures, Terrestrial Ecology, Biology or any similar.

Qualifications: MSc degree linked to the subject area.


  • Strong background in subjects like thermal, food web or urban ecology and evolution.
  • Experience in conducting biological experiments and molecular analyses using arthropods.
  • Experience in citizen science and science communication.
  • Outstanding academic records.
  • Excellent in English language.

Application procedure: Apply online using the link given below the post. Include following documents with the application

  • CV and a cover letter
  • List of publications
  • Three references (include name and contact information)
Quick Overview—————-
Organization Ghent University
Fellowship Level PhD
Country Belgium
Subject areas Evolution and Optics of Nanostructures, Terrestrial Ecology, Biology or any similar
Fellowship According University norms
Eligibility MSc degree linked to the subject area
Deadline 15 Mar 2021

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