This project involves development of a new and streamlined approach to environmental risk assessment for improved environmental management. The approach combines use of biosensors, bioavailability modelling, spatial interpolation, and environmental fingerprinting. Taihu is used as a model demonstration area for proof-of-concept, and lead (Pb) is chosen as a priority pollutant of concern. Project collaborators include a distinguished senior professor from the University of Liverpool, and a distinguished senior researcher from the Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment.
The candidate should have a first class or upper second class honours degree, or a (or equivalent qualification), in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, or a related discipline. Evidence of good spoken and written English is essential. The candidate should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, or an equivalent qualification, if the first language is not English. This position is open to all qualified candidates irrespective of nationality.
Degree: The student will be awarded a PhD degree from the University of Liverpool (UK) upon successful completion of the program.
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How to Apply
Interested applicants are advised to email the following documents to [email protected]
with the project title and the supervisor's name in the subject line).
- Two reference letters
- Personal statement outlining your interest in the position
- Proof of English language proficiency (an IELTS score of above 6.5 or equivalent is required
- Verified school transcripts in both Chinese and English (for international students, only the English version is required)
- Verified certificates of education qualifications in both Chinese and English (for international students, only the English version is required)
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Ka Lok Man ([email protected]
), whose personal profile is linked below:
The PhD studentship is available for three years subject to satisfactory progress by the student. The award covers tuition fees for three years (currently equivalent to RMB 80,000 per annum) and provides a monthly stipend of 3500 RMB as a contribution to living expenses. It also provides up to RMB 16,500 to allow participation at international conferences during the period of the award. It is a condition of the award that holders of XJTLU PhD scholarships carry out 300-500 hours of teaching assistance work per year.
The scholarship holder is expected to carry out the major part of his or her research at XJTLU in Suzhou, China. However, he or she is eligible for a research study visit to the University of Liverpool of up to three months, if this is required by the project.