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If you are interested in a postdoctoral position or fellowship in association with the Goswami lab, please contact Prof. Goswami.
There are currently 4 PhD studentship opportunities based in or in association with the Goswami Lab.
1) Macroevolution, function, and modularity of the vertebrate jaw: a 3D perspective. Co-supervised by Laura Porro, UCL. This PhD studentship is available for students currently enrolled in the London NERC DTP and will be based at the NHM. Details at https://london-nerc-dtp.org/2018/09/17/macroevolution-function-and-modularity-of-the-vertebrate-jaw-a-3d-perspective/
2) Development, environmental change, and dispersal abilities in living and extinct mammals. Co-supervised by Erin Saupe, Oxford. This PhD studentship is available for students applying to the Oxford NERC DTP and will be split between the NHM and Oxford. Details at: https://www.environmental-research.ox.ac.uk/case-studentships/industrial-case-projects-available-for-2019-entry/development-environmental-change-and-dispersal-abilities-in-living-and-extinct-mammals/
3) Reconstructing skull evolution of fossil crown birds. Co-supervised by Joe Tobias (Imperial), Stephan Lautenschlager (University of Birmingham), and Dan Field (University of Cambridge. This PhD studentship is available for students applying to the Imperial College Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) DTP and will be based at the NHM. Details at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UC7MU-dzrVzRukQKj_7tBDRx3n1GKCdM/view
4) Developmental modularity and integration in evolution of avian cranial diversity. Co-supervised by Arkhat Abzhanov. This PhD studentship is available for students applying to the Imperial College Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) DTP and will be split between the NHM and Imperial's Silwood Park Campus. Details at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NPWeMEeR8H3R9loupuplh7g8o524dsaR/view
The Natural History Museum is associated with several doctoral training programmes through NERC. Some of these programmes involve applying to a particular project (such as Imperial and Oxford, options 2-4 above) and others have students select a project after starting the programme (such as UCL, option 1 above). Potential UK/EU doctoral students should apply via the London NERC DTP or one of the other NHM-related NERC DTPs.
Students may also contact Dr. Goswami directly about potential projects and funding if they are not eligible for NERC funding.