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  The application of epidemiology and informatics to heart failure using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
  Prof U Kadam
Application Deadline: 2 January 2020

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HF is a complex clinical syndrome with different pathophysiological origins. Pre-conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and a range of risk factors include obesity and poor lipid profile, different lifestyle or socio-economic factors such as deprivation as well as healthcare factors.
  Improving temperature observations from Space to close the energy budget of the Earth in support of UNFCCC objectives and the Paris Agreement
  Dr D Ghent
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The main impact of greenhouse gases on the Earth’s system is a reduction in energy exiting the top of the atmosphere and increased energy storage in the Earth system.
  Improving Key Carbon Cycle Processes in Climate Models Using Satellite Observations
  Prof H Boesch
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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not the, major global societal issue. To understand the effects of these emissions (and mitigate/adapt to the subsequent changes), it is vital that we have a better understanding of the various couplings and feedbacks within the Earth system.
  Towards improved weather forecasting via IASI satellite observations of carbon dioxide
  Dr J Harrison
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The assimilation of satellite radiances is crucial for Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models with the benefit approximately evenly split between infrared and microwave data.
  The Retrieval of Atmospheric Isoprene from Satellite INstruments (RAISIN)
  Dr J Harrison, Dr E Marais
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Isoprene is the single most important non‐methane biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) in the atmosphere. Emitted from terrestrial vegetation, especially in the tropical forests, its annual emissions comprise nearly half the global BVOC budget.
  Analysing forest aboveground carbon dynamics using dense time-series of satellite data and artificial intelligence
  Prof H Balzter
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Recent advances in computing technology, cloud computing and high-performance computing are paralleled with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and significant investment in the European Copernicus Earth Observation programme and its Sentinel satellite missions.
  Imprinting and ploidy in a social insect
  Dr E Mallon
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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This project asks how can imprinted genes exist in a haplodiploid organism. Genomic imprinting is when the expression of an allele is dependent on the parent it came from.
  15 fully funded PhD studentships in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen

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15 fully funded PhD studentships in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen. Applications are invited to undertake a 4-year PhD at the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Hydrogen.
  A big data virtual investigation of chemistry in the upper troposphere
  Dr E Marais
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The global upper troposphere (8-12 km overhead) is a profoundly important part of the atmosphere that impacts climate, air quality and the chemical composition of the atmosphere.
  Plastic in rivers: transport, behaviour and fate (CENTA2-SGGE16-GABB)
  Prof S E Gabbott, Dr C Russell, Prof S Rice
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Rivers feed the world’s oceans with freshwater, sediment and more recently with large quantities of plastic. Estimates of the amount of plastic entering the environment via fluvial systems are challenging to constrain and range from 4.8-12.7 million tonnes in 2010 (Jambeck et al., 2015).
  Full-time PhD Studentships available at The Open University (Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based in Milton Keynes

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The School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences invites applications for full-time PhD studentships. The projects fall within our five interlinked themes.
  Full-time PhD Studentships available at The Open University (Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based in Milton Keynes

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The School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences invites applications for full-time PhD studentships. The projects fall within our five interlinked themes.
  Using Novel Earth Observation Sensors to Map Aerosol particles and Air Quality over Cities (CENTA2-PHYS11-REME)
  Prof J Remedios, Prof H Boesch
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Airborne particles play a critical role in environmental science with major implications for climate and air quality.
  Chasing convective storm evolution with swarms of space-borne Ka-band radars (CENTA2-PHYS10-BATT1)
  Dr A Battaglia, Prof H Boesch, Dr K Mroz
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Convective storms are the heart of the Earth’s weather and climate system.
  Geomagnetically Induced Currents generated by Space Weather Events (CENTA2-PHYS9-IMBE)
  Dr S Imber, Dr D Wright, Prof S Milan
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Geomagnetically-induced currents (GICs) are induced at the Earth’s surface due to rapid changes in the geomagnetic topology caused by the interaction of the planetary magnetic field with the solar wind.
  Investigating space weather in the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere with induction coil magnetometer data (CENTA2-PHYS8-YEOM)
  Prof T Yeoman, Dr D Wright, Dr C Beggan, Prof A Thomson
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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In June 2012, the BGS Geomagnetism team installed two 100 Hz sampling rate induction coil magnetometers in the Scottish Borders, which measure very rapid changes of the geomagnetic field.
  Solar energy input from the Earth’s magnetosphere to its atmosphere (CENTA2-PHYS7-WRIG)
  Dr D Wright, Dr S Imber
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The interaction between the Sun’s and the Earth’s plasma environments is very dynamic and one of societal and commercial importance.
  A multi-observational approach to understanding urban air quality in Kenya (CENTA2-PHYS6-VAND2)
  Dr J Vande Hey, Dr R Cordell
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Air pollution is major contributor to the burden of disease globally, with more than 4 million premature deaths each year attributed to outdoor fine particulate matter exposure alone.
  Smarter analysis of satellite data for air quality regulators (CENTA2-PHYS5-VAND1)
  Dr J Vande Hey, Dr E Ferranti
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Satellite observations are increasing in spatial resolution providing a new source of data for policy makers and regulatory organisations.
  Investigations of atmospheric gravity waves with SuperDARN (CENTA2-PHYS4-MILA)
  Prof S Milan, Prof T Yeoman
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The upper atmosphere of the Earth is a complex, vertically coupled system.
  Eyes in the Sky on the Volatile Soup of Air Pollution Down Below (CENTA2-PHYS3-MARA2)
  Dr E Marais, Prof P Palmer
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Air pollution is one of the greatest global risks to human health. In Europe there are ambitious plans to reduce our exposure to poor air quality by targeting pollution emitted by multiple anthropogenic sources.
  Are Rockets the Next Air Pollution Frontier? (CENTA2-PHYS2-MARA1)
  Dr E Marais, Prof R Ambrosi
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Rockets are frequently launched into space and it’s getting cheaper and easier to do so. Even the UK has ambitious plans to host its own horizontal and vertical launch sites.
  Diagnosing the Urban Carbon Cycle with Earth Observation (CENTA2-PHYS1-BOES)
  Dr H Boesch, Dr H Sembhi
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Reducing carbon emissions to prevent damaging climate change is one of the grand challenges of our time. Due to the Paris agreement most countries have now committed to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
  Unravelling the novel bacteriophage diversity in tropical rain forests (CENTA2-GENE1-MILL)
  Dr A Millard, Prof M Clokie
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Tropical rainforests are known to supply the greatest diversity of plants and animals on the planet, yet they only cover a very small percentage of the Earth`s surface.
  A seasonal study of chlorine’s tropospheric chemistry in Britain (CENTA2-CHEM4-BAL2)
  Dr S Ball, Prof P S Monks, Dr R Sommariva
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Natural and manmade processes emit huge quantities of gases. Were it not for oxidation chemistry occurring in the atmosphere, such emissions would build up to harmful concentrations.
  Energy prediction in buildings using Artificial Intelligence
  Dr G Cosma
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Application details. Reference number. CO/GC-CDT-2/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 January 2020. Closing date of advert. 1 December 2020.
  PhD Studentship: The Effects of Autonomous Vehicles on Vulnerable Road Users
  Dr A Morris
Application Deadline: 24 November 2019

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Application details. Reference number. 19/20 APM/AF. Start date of studentship. January 2020. Closing date of advert. 24 November 2019.
  3D quantitative analysis of textures in palaeobiology: environments, taphonomy and exceptional preservation (CENTA2-SGGE13-PURN1)
  Prof M Purnell, Prof S E Gabbott
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The roughness or texture of surfaces is intuitively obvious and, at a course scale, easily discernible through touch and sight. We can see and feel that some bedding surfaces are rougher than others, or that some parts of an exceptionally preserved fossils appear smoother than the matrix, or other parts of the fossil.
  Process Design for Efficient Metal Extraction from Concentrates (CENTA2-CHEM5-ABBO)
  Prof A P Abbott, Dr GRT Jenkin
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Traditional ore processing is generally carried out using either hydrometallurgy (high cost, low volume, reasonable selectivity) or pyrometallurgy (lower cost, high volume, low selectivity).
  3.5 Year PhD Studentship available to start in September 2020: Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources
  Dr J Drake
Application Deadline: 1 January 2020

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The School of Informatics at the University of Leicester invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship to work on a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
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