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PhD Studentship: Data-driven modelling of pattern formation in ecology and collective behaviour

University of Roehampton

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £16,777 annual stipend
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 11th October 2018
Closes: 10th November 2018
Reference: 370025

Fully funded PhD opportunity for UK or EU nationals to work with the Centre for Research in Ecology Evolution and Behaviour of the University of Roehampton (London, UK). Stipend of £16,777 per year, for three years. The tuition fees of £4,260 per year will be covered by the University.

Research funds (£14,000) will also be provided to support the direct research costs of the PhD (research travel costs, computer, consumables etc.)

Applicants must have or will achieve a Master’s degree by the 31st December 2018. 

Potential Research Topics include:

Morphogenesis, geometry and function of social insect nests

Individual mechanisms underlying community-level dynamics in microscopic ecological communities

Coordination of individual and collective motion in animal groups

We encourage all applicants to read the attached document that can be found on the university funding page here for more detail on the scholarship including detail on potential research topics and eligibility.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10th November 2018

The start date for this position is the 1st January 2019.

PhD Supervisors: Dr Andrea Perna, Dr Lewis Halsey.


Expressions of interest, including a CV, should be made to Dr Andrea Perna (

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