Serious applicants are strongly advised to make an informal enquiry about the PhD well before the final submission deadline of 10th January and strongly encouraged to send their CV and covering letter to David Oliver ([email protected]).
Instructions on how to make a formal application and information on eligibility requirements can be found here: View Website. Note that you must make an application both to the IAPETUS2 website and to Stirling University (View Website) before 5pm on the closing date for your application to be valid
Full IAPETUS studentships are open to UK nationals and EU candidates who will have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years at the time of the PhD commencing. The project is competition funded through an IAPETUS2 PhD Studentship Award which includes 3.5 years student stipend (at national UKRI standard rate), fees and research training support grant.
Whilst experience in microbiology would be useful, it is certainly not essential as the student will receive full laboratory training.
Further information on the project, skills and training opportunities can be found here: https://www.iapetus2.ac.uk/studentships/quantifying-risks-to-microbial-water-quality-in-guizhou-province-and-the-south-west-china-karst-region/
Candidates should ideally have a First Class Honours degree and Masters degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree may be considered provided they have a Distinction at Masters level.
Buckerfield SJ, Quilliam RS, Waldron S, Naylor L, Li S-L & Oliver DM (2020). Rainfall-driven E. coli transfer to the stream-conduit network observed through increasing spatial scales in mixed land-use paddy farming karst terrain, Water Research, 100038, doi.org/10.1016/j.wroa.2019.100038
Buckerfield SJ, Waldron S, Quilliam RS, Naylor L, Li S & Oliver DM (2019). How can we improve understanding of faecal indicator dynamics in karst systems under changing climatic, population and land use stressors? – research opportunities in SW China, Science of the Total Environment, 646, 438-447