2013 PhD Scholarship in Human Population Genetics at Massey University in New Zealand

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Massey University has invited applications for PhD scholarship in Human Population Genetics. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must hold a Master’s or Bachelors degree with Honors and requires solid quantitative skills preferably including experience with population genetics, simulation modeling or statistics. The scholarship will cover a generous tax-free stipend and all tuition fees for three years. The closing date of scholarship is 15th February 2013.. The PhD position will be based in the Computational Biology Research Group at Massey University, New Zealand. The research team has a strong high-impact publication culture, and is firmly embedded in the international scientific community, with extensive collaborative links to the United States, France, Australia and Indonesia. This position also offers a rare opportunity to experience New Zealand’s unique natural and cultural environment. Palmerston North, a university town with a large international community, offers the full range of social and cultural amenities. The city is located close to mountains and the sea, and presents regular opportunities for hiking, skiing, surfing and adventure sports.. This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarship is offered to study Human Population Genetics
Who can apply to this scholarship? This computational position (no wet lab component) requires solid quantitative skills, preferably including experience with population genetics, simulation modeling or statistics. Some skills in scripting and/or programming would be useful. Training in biology and anthropology can be provided as needed, and candidates with relevant, but non
· standard, quantitative research backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must already hold a Masters or Bachelors degree with Honors.
Benefits of the scholarship: A generous tax-free stipend and payment of all tuition fees are guaranteed for three years, with a probation period of one year prior to full confirmation.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Scholarship is offered for three years with a probation period of one year prior to full confirmation.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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