Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Seven PhD roles open at SAMS
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:34
SAMS UHI has announced seven new fully-funded PhD studentships, ranging from microplastics to artificial reefs. The full-time PhDs will begin in the forthcoming academic year and are among 26 studentships across the University of the Highlands and Islands partnership. The studentships are being funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council. Candidates from around the world are being invited to apply by the deadline of noon on Monday, May 8, 2017. Successful candidates will start in October and have their fees and living expenses covered.

The PhDs available at SAMS UHI are:

1.    Distribution of microplastics in the Scottish marine environment (DoS – Dr Bhavani Narayanaswamy)

2.    Culturing kelp like microalgae; gametophyte cultivation for metabolite extraction (DoS – Dr Phil Kerrison)

3.    Bio-prospecting for novel marine polysaccharides for the Life Sciences (DoS – Dr D Green)

4.    Propagation of underwater noise from Scottish fish farms (DoS – Prof Ben Wilson)

5.    Addressing the impact of the landings obligation on the fishers of Shetland (DoS – Prof Sheila Heymans)

6.    Artificial reef creation using decommissioned mattresses – environmental performance and fisheries enhancement potential in the North Sea (DoS – Dr Tom Wilding)

7.    Optimising the decommissioning of concrete mattresses and support structures in the North Sea (DoS – Dr Tom Wilding)

The PhD studentships are part of Developing Scotland’s Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programme.

Deadline: May 8, 2017

Contact: Euan Paterson
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website: https://education.sams.ac.uk/education/postgraduate/sams-phd-research/

General contact:   Prof. Sergey Piontkovski spiontkovski@gmail.com
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