PhD position available in Animal Physiology
As a result of the changing climate, ocean and freshwater temperatures are rising while dissolved oxygen concentrations and pH are decreasing. More so than terrestrial animals, fish are very sensitive to the effects of global warming. In particular early life phases are vulnerable in a fish's life cycle. As a PhD candidate you will investigate the combined effects of climate change-related effects (thermal stress, hypoxia, acidification) on skeletal development in early fish life stages.
The focus of this PhD project is on research. You will design and perform experimental research to unravel how interactions between climate change-induced environmental changes affect zebrafish development and vulnerability. Circumstances permitting, you may be invited to work as a teaching assistant in one of the courses coordinated by our group.
If you are interested to know more, see the RU website.