Applications are invited for two fully funded international PhD studentships within Plymouth University’s Marine Institute funded by UK Seabed Resources Ltd as part of its training proposal and in line with its contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to explore for potential Polymetallic Nodule collection in the deep Pacific Ocean.
The subjects of the two PhDs are:
Candidates for the PhD training programme in polymetallic nodules should hold a degree and masters qualification in a relevant subject such as geology/earth sciences, geochemistry, chemistry, mineralogy or environmental science, or equivalent education acceptable to Plymouth University.
Candidates for the PhD training programme in deep sea marine biology should hold a degree and masters qualification in a relevant subject, preferably marine biology, or equivalent education acceptable to Plymouth University. It is desirable that the candidate have work experience in a relevant field, such as experience of undertaking benthic surveys, use of GIS, statistical modelling, and/or skills in species identification. The ability to be able to go to sea for up to two months is highly recommended.
Both candidates should also meet the entry requirements for Plymouth University, have the ability to read and write English to a level of at least IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in each category, reading, writing, listening and speaking), be in good health, and be able to provide two satisfactory written reports from academic referees.
Please check your eligibility by viewing a list of developing nations on the International Statistical Institute website.