PhD Studentship Marine Science & Technology

Reference Code: MA017

Closing Date: 16th September 2013

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Duration of the award
3 years, 6 months

Project description
The School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle offers one Natural Environment Research Council sponsored PhD studentship from October 2013. Applications are welcomed for one or more of the following projects (please note that only one award for one project is available):

1) How does surfactant photo-reactivity impact air-sea gas exchange?
2) Do surfactant compositional differences affect air-sea gas transfer?
3) Atmospheric CO2 from the Tyne River catchment.
4) Photodissolution of suspended particulate organic matter in coastal waters.
5) Macroalgal dissolved organic matter and its role in the coastal carbon cycle.
6) Integrating ecological knowledge and multi-resolution datasets of seabed areas to improve information on benthic habitats for Marine Protected Area planning.

Further details on these six projects can be found on the School of Marine Science and Technology’s website.

A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,590. Please check that you meet the NERC’s eligibility requirements for fees and maintenance as defined on NERC’s website. (UK citizenship, or at least 3-year residency for EU nationals).

Candidates should possess (or be about to obtain) at least an upper-second-class honours degree in a relevant area (eg Marine Science, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Environmental Science) and should only apply if you meet NERC’s eligibility requirements.

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You must apply using the University’s online postgraduate application form, via the ‘Apply’ button below, selecting ‘PhD School of Marine Sciences and Technology – Marine Sciences’ as the programme of study. Once you have selected the programme, please insert the studentship/partnership reference number MA017. Please include your CV, a letter of application, and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications.

For further information on Projects 1-5, please contact:
Professor R.C. Upstill-Goddard

For further information on Project 6, please contact:
Dr Clare Fitzsimmons

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