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PhD Opportunities

This lists details the PhD projects that we are aware of. They are by no means exhaustive and the institutions listed, and others, may well be offering additional projects. Further details for many of these projects are already available on institutional websites. Note that application deadlines can be as early as January, and interviews usually take place during the period January-April.

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Institution: University of Lausanne
Supervisor(s): Prof. Allison C. Daley (Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Lausanne), Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi (Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne), Prof. Robert Waterhouse (Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne).
Funding Status: Funding is in place for this project
Description: We are seeking three PhD students at the University of Lausanne for an interdisciplinary project examining the evolution of arthropod moulting, by integrating paleontological, morphological, molecular and genomic data. Two posts are available at the Department of Ecology and Evolution and one at the Institute of Earth Sciences, all for a maximum of 4 years. These positions are part of a Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. More information...
Expiry Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Institution: University College Cork
Supervisor(s): Prof. Maria E. McNamara (University College Cork)
Funding Status: Funding is in place for this project
Description: Position Summary Applications are invited for a four-year PhD researcher position investigating the taphonomy of vertebrate melanin. The position is funded by the European Research Council and forms part of a series of new hires in palaeontology at UCC. More information...
Expiry Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Institution: University of Leeds
Supervisor(s): Dr Jon Topham (University of Leeds) Prof. Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds) Ms Eliza Howlett (Oxford University Museum of Natural History) Prof. Paul Smith (Oxford University Museum of Natural History)
Funding Status: Funding is in place for this project
Description: This project explores the shifting activity of women in Oxford geology as a means of charting the changing opportunities and roles for women in science in Britain across the long nineteenth century. In 2019, the University of Oxford appointed its first female professor of geology, but women have been involved in geological researches at Oxford for more than two centuries. More information...
Expiry Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Institution: University of Cambridge
Supervisor(s): Lead Supervisor: Dr Alex Liu, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge Co-Supervisor: Dr William McMahon, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Funding Status: Funding is in place for this project
Description: The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, is offering a funded PhD studentship in sedimentary geology and palaeontology, as part of the project “Establishing the environmental context for Earth’s first ‘mass extinction’”, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The PhD studentship is funded for up to 3 and a half years, and the candidate would be expected to start in October 2021. More information...
Expiry Date: Friday, May 21, 2021