Applications are invited for 5 fully-funded, 3.5 year PhD studentships in Decommissioning.
The deadline for applications is February 2019
The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is a multi-million-pound research and development facility for decommissioning and late-life asset management. The NDC Centre for Doctoral Training, working with a broad range of industry partners provides an innovative and transformational focus for doctoral research and training in topics relevant to decommissioning and management of late life assets.
Established in 2018 through a partnership between the University of Aberdeen and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), and with funding from the UK and Scottish Governments, the National Decommissioning Centre builds on the original proposal within the Aberdeen City Region Deal to leverage the combined capabilities of academia, industry and other organisations to help create competitive advantage in decommissioning within the global energy sector.
The National Decommissioning Centre in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, includes state-of-the-art engineering laboratories and hangar space for the design and development of decommissioning technology, as well as a suite of environmental commercial testing facilities. At the heart of the Centre is the Decommissioning Immersive Collaborative Environment (DICE), a high-tech digital visualisation suite designed to enable collaboration.
The NDC CDT is funded jointly by the Oil and Gas Technology Centre, The University of Aberdeen and our industry partners. Funding covers the cost of UK tuition fees, full stipend (UKRI minimum) and provides a Research Training Support Grant. To be eligible to apply for a fully-funded studentship, you must:
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