Studentship Opportunity

Gibson Lab is recruiting one outstanding student to pursue a PhD in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). The PhD project will utilize genetics to determine the identity and origin of different species imported to Hong Kong. Most time will be spent in the laboratory at Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building, but part of the research might involve surveys of markets in Hong Kong.

The student will start at HKU sometime between January 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018.
The student will be living in Hong Kong, a dynamic city with high diversity of peoples, cultures, and cuisines. Salary is approximately HK$15,000 (US$1930) per month. More information is available here:

Applicants must have:

1. a Bachelor’s degree in ecology or a related field
2. previous experience with genetics (including the use of microsatellites)
3. strong quantitative skills

Preference will be given to applicants with any publication record.

Please send a cover letter describing your research interests and background, a CV including GPA from Bachelor’s (and Master’s, if applicable), and contact information for three references to

Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, November 15, 2016.