Opportunities

Interested in Working With Us?

My students fall into two groups - tropical ecologists interested in plant-animal interactions (eg. seed dispersal, pollination) and plant invasion biologists. The two are much more linked than you may imagine, eg invasion ecology can include pollination and seed dispersal studies. Another strong link between the two is population genetics, in collaboration with the UC ConSERT lab.

If you are:

  • Are passionate about science and motivated to commit to your research
  • Enjoy combining field research with laboratory and/or glasshouse experiments
  • Enjoy working in a multi-cultural research community

Current Openings:

Postdoctoral Fellows: I don’t currently have funding for postdoctoral fellows but there are opportunities. For example in New Zealand AGMARDT (Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development) postdoctoral fellowships may be applicable to plant invasion ecology. Click here to apply.

International postdoctoral funds include Marie Cure Outgoing Fellowships, and Miss E.L Hellaby Indigenous Grasslands Trust . If you are interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship in my lab, please discuss with me well in advance to express your interest, send me your CV and discuss the application process.

Postgraduates

The University of Canterbury offers doctoral fellowships twice a year with deadlines in mid-May and mid-October. If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please discuss with me well in advance to express your interest and discuss the application process.

Nigerian students with links to academic institutes in Nigeria can apply to the Tertiary Education Trust fund (TETF ).
New Zealand Development Scholarships are available to students from certain countries. If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please discuss with me well in advance to express your interest and discuss the application process.

Contact For Application

Hazel Chapman
Email : hazel.chapman@canterbury.ac.nz

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