Funding has become available at the University of St Andrews for a BBSRC-funded PhD studentship. We will be offering a project called “Conflicts over sons and daughters in a beneficial insect“. This project offers the opportunity to explore sexual conflict and genomic conflict over sex ratio behaviour in our parasitoid wasp species Nasonia vitripennis. Moreover, we will also look to follow up our latest research on how neonicotinoid pesticides disrupt adaptive sex allocation, and so explore how wasps come into conflict with humans over their sex ratio behaviour (see previous news post).
The project will be published in more detail on findaphd.com, and also on my own Opportunities page. However, we need to fill the position as soon as possible, so if you are interested please drop me an email as soon as you can (email David here).
Photo: Cash/Gibson, ASU, with thanks.