PhD Studentship in Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI) - Understanding the dynamics of metaldhyde in agricultural catchments
Newcastle University - School of Biology
|Location:||Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Placed on:||15th July 2016|
|Closes:||31st October 2016|
Value of award
100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £14,296. Non-EU nationals can apply but will need to fund the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.
Number of awards
Start date and duration
April 2017 for 3 years
Application closing date
Midnight on 31 October 2016 (BST). Interviews will take place during November and December 2016.
Slugs are damaging pests of UK crops and control is achieved using molluscicidal pellets. These pellets breakdown in the environment and release their active ingredient, metaldehyde into the soil. This metaldehyde frequently pollutes drinking water above acceptable limits and methods to alleviate and predict such pollution are urgently needed.
Full Project Details can be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/iafri/learning/opportunities/
Name of supervisor(s)
Dr Chris Sinclair and Howard Bell, Fera
You must have, or expect to achieve, a first-class or upper-second-class honors degree in a relevant subject or international equivalent.
This award is available to UK/EU and International candidates. If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form. Only mandatory fields need to be completed. Include the following information:
- insert the programme code 8010F in the programme of study section
- select ‘PhD Agriculture Food and Rural Development - Food and Nutrition’ as the programme of study
- insert the studentship code AG033 in the studentship/partnership reference field
- insert the title of the project in the appropriate field
- attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote reference code AG033 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
- attach degree transcripts, certificates and a copy of your English language qualifications if required.
Please email covering letter and CV to Steven Hall.
Further details contact:
Newcastle upon Tyne
IAFRI +44 (0) 191 208 7962
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