Four fully-funded PhD studentship are available for the following topics:
Controls and impacts of benthic communities and bioturbation in marginal marine environments: testing the application of trace fossils (description here)
Mass extinctions and the trace fossil record (description here)
Petrochronology and mineral chemistry of mid-crustal shear zones: new tools for tectonics and mineral exploration (description here)
Response of baddeleyite to shock metamorphism in large meteorite impacts: new opportunities in Solar System chronology (description here)
Full details of each project together with the names of the supervisors are provided in the links “description here”. Applicants MUST be from the UK/EU only. Funding is for three years and will cover University tuition fees and provide an annual stipend at standard RCUK rates for postgraduate research students (£13,726 in autumn 2013). There will be a requirement to carry out c. 6 hrs per week of laboratory demonstrating duties to undergraduate classes.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree and be available to start 1st October 2013. Please contact the first-named supervisor with a covering letter that details your interest in the chosen project and a cv (including the contact details of two referees) by midday Friday 30th August. Interviews will be held on either 12th or 13th September.
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth,Burnaby Rd, Portsmouth, PO1 3QL, UK