Lab opportunities

The Global Mammal Assessment is a lively and international research environment, and we hosted students and researchers at all levels from all over the world.
We are happy to develop research projects together with students and early career researchers (from post-graduate to post-doc) on topics related to the research themes developed in the lab (more details here).
Interested candidates should please send an email to the GMA lab, including a brief letter of interest, a brief CV, a list of publications with their impact factor and quartile, and technical skills all together in one single pdf file.

PhD fellowship advert

2DCR378 Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) in autumn forest. Wildlife scene from nature

Attached below is an announcement for a rare, wonderful opportunity for someone looking to do a bear conservation-related PhD project at a prestigious university with outstanding mentors. The Smithsonian Institution and Sapienza University (Rome, Italy), in collaboration with the BSG, are offering a PhD fellowship to create updated range maps for bears in Asia. The BSG will collect the data, and the PhD student will put it all together. The aim is to create maps based on data that can be archived and updated in a repeatable fashion. Another aim is to identify important corridors and small populations that deserve conservation attention.

This will be a perfect project for someone good at GIS and spatial modeling, with a genuine interest in conservation. We are not aiming to create a model showing where bears might be (i.e., adequate habitat), but rather where bears really are.

The student does not have to be a bear expert (or even possess any specific knowledge of bears). Several BSG members will be collaborating on the project, providing expertise on bear ecology. The student does, though, need to have a good background in GIS and have modeling skills. Also, the student must have an MS degree. Preference will be given to students who are likely to continue working in Asia.

Please circulate this advertisement widely, via email and social media, especially to potential students in Asia.

Deadline for application is June 10.

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The GMA lab has hosted five Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows so far and will be glad to host more in the future. If you are interested, please get in touch and we will work together with you and our Grant Office to develop your application.
Further information here.

Link to the call here
Deadline: 7 October 2021

PhD at Sapienza University

Sapienza University of Rome offers a variety of opportunities for entering its PhD programs, which begin on November 1st each year and last three calendar years. For Italian and foreign candidates, fellowships are awarded through a competitive scheme, with applications typically due by the beginning of the summer. Additional fellowships for foreign students are awarded through a second competitive scheme, with applications typically due in April. Each fellowship amounts to  approximately 60,000 € for the three years. Additional waivers of tuition fees are available for foreign students only. If you are interested, please get in touch to learn more about our current research priorities.

MSc projects at the GMA lab

If you are interested in developing your MS research with us, please get in touch to learn more about our current research priorities.