Offering two marine science PhD studentships using Smart and Autonomous Observation Systems
Outstanding candidates from the UK or EU are invited to apply for two fully funded PhD studentships at SAMS, one of the UK's premier marine research institutes. Students will study at SAMS in Oban on the west coast of Scotland and will be registered as students of the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Students will experience a programme of approximately 16 weeks of highly experiential training in the development and application of state-of-the-art SAOS technologies and approaches in the environmental sciences, alongside comprehensive personal and professional development.
There will be extensive opportunities for students to expand their multi-disciplinary outlook through interactions with a wide network of academic, research, industry, government and policy partners.
Our vision is to develop, deliver and disseminate the world's first environmental science doctoral training programme founded around competitive team grand challenges (GCs) that are sponsored fully by industry.
Annual GC events will be the centre piece of the NEXUSS community, in which first year student teams with mixed skill sets coached by senior student cohorts will design and deploy SAOS technologies and apply vigorous data analysis techniques to address and report on a simulated, real-world environmental problem.
The fortnight long GC finale will entail field trials, competitive field demonstrations, and team presentations of scientific results to a panel of customers. The GC activities and timeline will maximinse peer-learning and cohort building, and grow and consolidate the set of skills underpinning the end-to-end use of SAOS approaches in a realistic context, with access to world-class, cross-cutting facilities and expertise.
The studentships will be funded for 44 months and will follow standard Research Council UK conditions.
The studentships are open to UK and EU nationals and applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first class or upper second-class honours degree in the relevant subject area.
For SAMS UHI PhD studentships:
- Maintenance award: £14,296 p/a in 2016-17 (subject to annual revision)
- University fees covered at current RCUK rate
How to apply
Applicants should have or expect to obtain a first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification.
To apply please submit:
- Completed application
- Two references (must be on official University/Company headed paper, dated within the last two months and hold an original signature)
- Cover letter
- Copy of all your official degree transcripts (BSc & MSc - as appropriate).
- For applicants whose first language is not English: proof of English language competency (IELTS)
These documents should be sent
Either by post:
Fiona Wallace (Academic Registry Officer Post Graduate)
The Scottish Association for Marine Science
Argyll PA37 1QA
Or by Email:
The top candidates will be invited for face-to-face interview. The interview panel will be comprised of representative supervisors and senior representatives from the NEXUSS partnership.
Successful candidates will be expected to start their programme of research from 1st September 2017.
Equality and diversity policies will be strictly adhered to during all phases of recruitment.
The successful candidate will be based at SAMS.
Expected interview dates: During March 2017
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.
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