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Application of constructed wetlands for phytoremediation of water contaminated by radionuclides

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  • Full or part time
    Prof Dana Kominkova
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

In this project, we propose to improve efficiency of constructed wetlands to remove radionuclides in case of accidental spill of radioactive waste. The results will lead to improvement of phytoremediation methods. We will be combining laboratory batch testing of different materials, laboratory column tests and final testing in field conditions. The work will be divide to testing different materials for the filtration beds and different plants for the radionuclides uptake.

The Wetlands group, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, CZU Prague opens PhD positions starting in October 2020.

General requirements
- Diploma in a relevant discipline (e.g., chemistry, soil science, geochemistry, environmental science, civil engineering)
- Solid analytical background
- Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team

Required documents for the application (send to [Email Address Removed]):
- CV
- Motivation letter
- Academic letter of recommendation (by your supervisor)
- Diploma + Diploma supplement (Transcript of records)
- Short (2 pages) proposal, how you can contribute to this topic

Background and Obligations of a Ph.D. student:
• Four-year study; time flexibility; active participation at international conferences
• Publication activity 1 (at least 2 publications in the journal with IF)
• Pedagogical activities 2
• Obligation to complete a 4-week international internship within this topic
• Regular Scholarship (CZK 9,300 - 13,000 per month)

Funding Notes

1 In the case of above-standard publishing activities (at least 3 publications) the possibility of writing a dissertation in the form of an annotated work
2 The scholarship is gradually increasing along with the fulfilled obligations of the PhD student (9,300 - 13,000 CZK)

Please notice that the regular scholarship does not cover the living costs in Prague completely and you will need to search for some additional funding.


Note that this is just a pre-selection. The selected candidate will be invited to submit official application to the Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

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