The Dept of Earth Sciences welcomes applicants for those wishing to conduct research in many aspects of the Earth Sciences. For research interests of our staff please see:
For discussions about possible research projects please contact the member of academic staff.
For questions about the application process please contact: Louise Bowron, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tel. no. +44 (0)191 334 2198.
The Department invites applications for 2 Marie Curie PhD Fellows in 2023. This post is funded by UKRI through a scheme intended to promote international mobility of researchers. As a result, we can only consider candidates who have resided and carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) outside the UK for at least 24 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date. Candidates must not have previously completed a doctoral degree.
There are 2 posts to be considered -
One to work with Dr Andrew Valentine on the topic of “Physics-informed super-resolution imaging of the Earth’s interior”. The successful candidate will become an employee of Durham University and will simultaneously be registered as a PhD student. They will become part of the MCSA Doctoral Network “EarthSafe”, and benefit from a range of training and networking activities – as well as opportunities for secondments at other partner organisations.
More information on the post, its research and its facilities can be found here.
The other is to work with Prof. Jeroen van Hunen on the topic of “Investigating Craton Dynamics and Ore Deposit Formation for Sustainable Critical Minerals Supply”. The successful candidate will become an employee of Durham University, and will simultaneously be registered as a PhD student. They will become part of the MCSA Doctoral Network “EarthSafe”, and benefit from a range of training and networking activities – as well as opportunities for secondments at other partner organisations.
For questions about the application process please contact: Louise Bowron, PGR Coordinator email@example.com
The Dept of Earth Sciences participates in several Centre for Doctoral Training that offer fully-funded PhD studentships to eligible candidates.
Durham is the lead partner for the NERC funded IAPETUS2 partnership including the Universities of Glasgow, Newcastle, St Andrews, Heriott-Watt and Stirling along with the British Geological Survey and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
Further information on the IAPETUS 2023 partnership will be available shortly, but information can be found at: https://www.iapetus2.ac.uk/studentships/
In the first instance, applicants should contact the project supervisors or Louise Bowron at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
These PhD studentships will provide for UK tuition fees and a full stipend at UK Research & Innovation recommended levels for each year of study. Funding is available for both UK citizens. Students must begin their research on 1st October 2023.