Dear Colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting),
The School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, UK, is currently inviting applications for a NERC Ph.D. studentship tied to the NERC iSTAR (Ice-Sheet Response – Ice-Sheet Stability) Thematic Programme. The topic is: “The nature and dynamics
of ice stream beds: assessing their role in ice-sheet stability,” and will be supervised by Dr. Robert Bingham & Dr. Matteo Spagnolo (University of Aberdeen) and Dr. Alastair Graham & Professor David Vaughan (British Antarctic Survey).
Funding for the project is for 3.5 years (42 months) from the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and a berth on the iSTAR traverse is available for the student to take part in Antarctic fieldwork during the 2013-14 Antarctic
***Please note the approaching deadline of Friday 27th March 2013***
Further details of the project are given on the University of Aberdeen PhD site – navigate to
2.The start date will be between August 2013 and early 2014 depending on the student’s availability and whether s/he participates in Antarctic fieldwork.
To participate in Antarctic fieldwork the student will be expected to complete Antarctic training for two weeks in September 2013.
3. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday 27th March 2013. Note that the University of Aberdeen requires supporting documentation as part of this process (degree
certificates, degree transcripts, and 2 supporting references). It may be possible to receive these supporting documents a few days later
as long as the application document itself is submitted by the deadline. You
do not in this case need to submit a research proposal with the application.