Posted on: 21 December, 2018
Application deadline: January 31, 2019
PhD project: Ice streams: present-to-palaeo – QUADRAT, Aberdeen University, QUADRAT, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The project will involve the processing and use of freely available satellite, sea floor and digital elevation model data. Mapping of ice stream surface crevasses and landforms on palaeo ice stream beds (CSRs and MSGL) will be undertaken in a GIS environment with subsequent quantification of the patterns analysed using the bespoke software FracPaQ. The spatial patterning of crevasses/CSRs and land forms will be investigated in the GIS to identify relationships between ice stream geometries and flow regimes. This studentship will suit a highly motivated individual interested in undertaking a quantitative project bringing together knowledge, skills and techniques from, glaciology, structural geology, fracture mechanics and geotechnics. The student will be supervised by a team with expertise in glaciology, geospatial analytics, geophysics and fracture mechanics. Candidates should ideally have a background in physical geography, geology or a related discipline. Skills in GIS, Matlab, python, R etc. are not essential, but will be beneficial.
The PhD studentship is part of the NERC Doctoral Training Centre “QUADRAT” (University of Aberdeen and Queen University Belfast). QUADRAT provides high quality training in many aspects essential to future employment, including field-based experience, science communication skills and a Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership. The PhD student will be based in Aberdeen but the candidate will be expected to spend time with the co-supervisor in Belfast.
Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject.
• Apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Geography • State name of the lead supervisor as the Name of Proposed Supervisor • State ‘QUADRAT DTP’ as Intended Source of Funding • State the exact project title on the application form
Application closing date is 12:00pm (GMT) on 31 January 2019. Applications received after this time will NOT be considered. Additionally, incomplete applications will NOT be considered. When applying please ensure all required documents are attached: • All degree certificates and transcripts (Undergraduate AND Postgraduate MSc-officially translated into English where necessary) • CV • 2 References (Academic, where possible)
Informal inquiries can be made to Prof B Rea (email@example.com) with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The start date of the project is 1 October 2019
To be eligible to apply for a fully-funded DTP studentship, you must:
1. be a UK or EU citizen or a non-EU citizen with permanent settled status in the UK (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’)
2. have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (this applies to all citizen categories)