Queen Mary University of London is announcing an exciting opportunity for an allocated four-year PhD position in either the Earth Surface Science group in the School of Geography or the Evolution and Development group in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. The successful candidate will start their project in September 2019 and will participate in training and cohort activities of the London NERC DTP.
The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership brings together eight of the world’s leading research centres in environmental science. Our partnership provides innovative doctoral training in a multidisciplinary research environment and fosters links between centres of research excellence, spanning NERC’s environmental science remit.
The following projects are being advertised:
|Project title||School/Department||Further information|
|Rewilding and Natural Flood Management||Geography with CASE funding||Details|
|Microplastic-sediment interactions (MiPSi)||Geography with CASE funding||Details|
|Targeting interventions in outbreaks of sexually transmitted infections||SBCS with CASE funding||Details|
|Genomics of African indigenous cattle||SBCS with CASE funding||Details|
|Quantification of the impact of changing vegetation on hillslope sediment transport||Geography||Details|
|Investigating the impacts of drought on Spanish forests using terrestrial laser scanning||Geography||Details|
|Past intermediate and deep ocean circulation during sustained periods of warmth||Geography||Details|
|Functional genomics of olfaction in an echinoderm||SBCS||Details|
|Sex, death and extinction: testing the role of harvesting and sexual selection in determining adaptation||SBCS||Details|
|Big data evolutionary genomics of social insects||SBCS||Details|
For further information about each topic please contact the relevant supervisor. Candidates are strongly advised to make contact with the potential supervisor to discuss these opportunities prior to application for funding.
Please note: NERC funding is subject to candidates meeting RCUK eligibility criteria and we encourage eligible students from the EU to apply. For details of eligibility please click here.
Applicants should include a supporting statement, CV, transcripts and certificates, details of two referees, and indicate the relevant supervisor and project title in the application form. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in March 2019.
To apply for a studentship being advertised by the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) please click here.
To apply for a studentship being advertised by the School of Geography please here.
Deadline for applicants: Monday 18 March 2019.