About the Project
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in agro-ecological issues, with an enthusiasm for a mix of field and lab work. Applicants should have a degree related to biology, environmental sciences, or agronomy. Experience in plant development or plant physiology would be beneficial. This multidisciplinary topic will provide the student with a diverse skill set in plant stress physiology, ecology, and soil science. The supervisory team spans two departments at the University of Sheffield with Prof. Duncan Cameron (founding director of The Institute for Sustainable Food) and Dr Ellie Harrison in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Prof. Julie Gray in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Dr Caspar Chater, a Research Leader in the Plant Resources Team at RBG Kew. The project will be based at Sheffield, with close collaboration with Kew.
Science Graduate School
As a PhD student in one of the science departments at the University of Sheffield, you’ll be part of the Science Graduate School. You’ll get access to training opportunities designed to support your career development by helping you gain professional skills that are essential in all areas of science. You’ll be able to learn how to recognise good research and research behaviour, improve your communication abilities and experience the breadth of technologies that are used in academia, industry and many related careers. Visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sgs to learn more.
This PhD project is part of the NERC funded Doctoral Training Partnership “ACCE” (Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment https://acce.shef.ac.uk/. ACCE is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool, York, CEH, and NHM.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview to take place in the w/c 10th February 2020.
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