RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE07/01/2018 12:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Cardiff
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2018
The NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP) provides 37 PhD studentships annually and seeks to train tomorrow’s leaders in earth and environmental sciences.
It engages a broad spectrum of academic and non-academic partners to create an innovative training programme that responds to current and future needs in earth and environmental sciences. The GW4+ DTP commenced in September 2014 and forms part of the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership initiative.
Here is a list of the available projects for 2018 for the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
DTP research theme: Solid earth
- A template for the structural interpretation of heterogeneous subsurface units using advanced seismic attributes
- Characterization of volcanic emergence of the Panama Isthmus
- Formation of the world-class copper deposit at Mount Isa, Australia
- Constraining Mantle dynamics with geochemical observations
- Source or Sink? Seismic Observations of Mass and Water Transport to and from the Mantle Transition Zone
- Structural controls on gold mineralization in the Palaeoproterozoic Mako Volcanic Belt, Senegal
- Isotopic heterogeneity of the oceanic upper mantle: the crystal record
- Constraining the petrogenesis and timing of the late magmatic events in the British Palaeogene Igneous Province
DTP research theme: Living world
- Differentiating taphonomic from evolutionary effects in early Palaeozoic
- Assessing the potential of the marine bivalve Glycymeris glycymeris for providing novel geochemical baseline records from the Northeast Atlantic region
- From watershed to reef: reconstructing the history of land use change and coral reef health in Fiji
- Bacterial endospores – shuttles to and from the deep biosphere?
DTP research theme: Changing planet
- Surface meets Deep: hydrothermal alteration of the oceanic crust
- Smart monitoring of catchment water quality
- Atmospheric CO2 variability during the Plio-Pleistocene
- Quantifying the role of superficial geology in controlling groundwater recharge in drylands and its sensitivity to environmental change
- Rocky coast geomorphology: the key to unlocking our archaeological heritage
- Developing frameworks for calibrating hydrological models using satellite gravity and altimetry data
- Understanding post-earthquake landslide hazard mechanisms, Kaikoura, New Zealand
- Last Gasp: Understanding the death of a truly ancient landscape in Lesotho, southern Africa
- New constraints on CO2 using the boron isotope proxy
- Carbon negative electricity generation through mineral reactions
- Climatic controls on landscape evolution
Project in all DTP research themes:
These research projects listed are in competition with other projects available across the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership. Usually the projects which receives the best applicants will be awarded the funding.
Please note that mandatory activities will take place during September 2018.
You should have obtained, or be about to obtain, a first or upper second class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. If you have a lower second class degree, you will be considered if you also have a master’s degree. If you have a minimum upper second class degree and significant relevant non-academic experience, you are encouraged to apply.
EURAXESS offer ID: 253747
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