Leverhulme MPhil/PhD Studentships 2012

15 January 2012

UCL Anthropology is offering two MPhil/PhD studentships (3 years) on the Leverhulme funded project “Hunter-gatherers resilience: Past, present and future adaptations to a world in transition”, to begin by 1 March 2012. 

Students will work on the behavioural ecology of Agta hunter-gatherers in the Philippines focusing on patterns of demography, life history, food sharing, cooperation, mobility, kin structure, cultural transmission and biological adaptations. It is expected that the student will spend at least 6 months living in the field and will have strong interest in fieldwork, collecting the necessary data for the PhD as well as saliva samples for future genetic analyses. Students will have the possibility to work with genetic analyses if interested.

We are particularly interested in candidates with background in one or more of the following: behavioural ecology, evolutionary demography, demographic modelling, hunter-gatherer studies, life history theory applied to human populations and/or phylogenetic analyses. The selected candidates must hold a degree in Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics or similar fields and ideally will have previous experience fieldwork and multilevel statistical analyses.

A job description and person specification can be found here. Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Andrea Migliano, a.migliano@ucl.ac.uk.

Deadline for submission of the completed UCL admissions application and statement of intent to apply for the specific Leverhulme award at UCL Anthropology: 10 February 2012.

Apply online at www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study.