Would you like to work with us?
If you are interested in joining the group as a PhD student, post-doc or volunteer, please send me an email. Prospective students and post-docs should attach a CV and a brief cover letter outlining their research interests.
The main focus in the group is currently on jackdaws and humans but I am open to interesting ideas for work on other study systems.
Two new PhD studentships are now open for applications for an Autumn 2016 start, funded on a competitive basis through Exeter’s NERC and BBSRC doctoral training programmes. Click on links for full details of the research, application procedures and eligibility:
The value of relationships: cognitive and ecological consequences of avian social bonds
Supervisors: Alex Thornton & Andy Radford (Bristol), Alex Hayward (Exeter)
Learning to learn from others: cultural dynamics in corvids
Supervisors: Alex Thornton (Exeter), Christine Nicol (Bristol) & Darren Croft (Exeter)
I welcome applications from prospective post-docs at any time, though please note that I am unable to provide funding. I am very happy to provide help and guidance should you wish to apply for fellowships from the BBSRC, NERC, Royal Society, Marie Curie, the Leverhulme Trust or other bodies. Information about applying for independent fellowships is here.
If you live near Falmouth or Penryn and would like to help with data collection at the Cornish Jackdaw Project, I would love to hear from you. Volunteers are particularly welcome during the busy breeding season, from April to June. Prospective volunteers to work on meerkats should visit the Kalahari Meerkat Project website for further information.