The School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University has four fully-funded 3-year PhD studentships available to start in February 2020. These studentships are in collaboration with the red meat levy board for Wales, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), and the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships East (KESS 2 East) programme. We are seeking four suitably qualified graduates to undertake PhD projects in the following subject areas:
|KESS2 Scholarship: Determining the potential for precision grazing to improve the resilience of livestock production systems.||Details|
|KESS2 Scholarship: Meeting environmental targets while maintaining profitability for the sheep and beef sectors in Wales.||Details|
|KESS2 Scholarship: Strategies for meeting targets for ammonia emissions and nitrate leaching reduction for Welsh beef and sheep farms||Details|
|KESS2 Scholarship: Strategies to reach zero carbon sheep and beef production on Welsh farms||Details|
Bangor University’s School of Natural Sciences (SNS) is in an outstanding location in the UK to study the natural environment. We are a friendly School within a compact University-city; committed to delivering teaching of the highest quality and to build on our world-class reputation for research on land use management, environmental sciences, agriculture and conservation. More details can be found at the SNS home page.
These full-time studentships include a tax-free maintenance stipend of £14,483 per year, with full-time fees paid and additional allowances. A requirement of each studentship is a 30-day placement with HCC during the period of the project, which will be an excellent opportunity to strengthen links with industry and policy-makers. The achievement of a Postgraduate Skills Development Award (PSDA) is compulsory for each KESS 2 scholar. More information on KESS 2 can be found here.
Qualifications and experience requirements for successful applicants. Prospective applicants should have a 1st or good 2:1 in a relevant degree, and be available to take up the studentship by February 2020. (Applicants need only apply; they do not need to secure a partner company).
Closing date for submission of applications: January 20th. 2020, 12 noon (UK time).
Interviews will take place the week commencing January 27th. 2020.