Fully-Funded PhD Position in the Evolution Lab at University of Melbourne

A fully-funded PhD position (~$30K p.a.) is available in the Evolution Lab at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences (https://psychologicalsciences.unimelb.edu.au/research/msps-research-groups/evo/lab). Supervised by Dr Khandis Blake, the PhD position commences in 2022. The living allowance is indexed annually and includes limited paid sick leave, maternity and parenting leave.

The PhD position is part of ARC DECRA Project 210100800,” Testing socioeconomic and motivational influences on self-objectification”. The PhD project will investigate the relationship between status-seeking, economic inequality, and beautification from an evolutionary framework. Specific research questions concern (1) the conditions under which beautification is an adaptive strategy to maximize social status, and (2) the relation between status threats, beautification and local value systems.

The ideal candidate will be assessed according to their knowledge of relevant subject matter, communication skills, and potential for research productivity.

Applications close 28th February. For more information, visit https://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/907843/phd-stipend-psychology