Deadline: 30 January 2023
Teagasc under the Walsh Scholarships Programme is seeking a qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated student for a 3-year PhD project that will investigate processes linking hydrological changes (drainage/rewetting) to soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycling in agricultural organic (peat) soils.
The research will focus specifically on organic C and N mineralization and immobilization and the relationship to soil properties (redox potential and nutrient status). Several sites have been identified within the Carbosol project.
- The work program of the student will involve a blend of laboratory and field experimental design, data collection, data analysis, scientific writing and development of scientific manuscripts, presentation of science and networking with experts in the field.
- Applications are invited from graduates holding a first or upper second-class primary degree or equivalent or M.Sc. in a relevant discipline (Environmental Science, Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Science, Soil Science, Water resource Management, Civil Engineering etc.).
- The successful candidate should be practically minded and self-motivated.
- From the start of the project a full EU driving licence is required.
- Please see the following link with regard to English Language requirements
- The PhD Scholarship is a joint research project between the Teagasc (the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority), Environment, Soils and Land Use Section and University College Dublin (UCD), School of Biology and Environment.
- The student will be based at Teagasc Johnstown Castle, Wexford and will be registered at UCD, under the supervision of Prof. Owen Fenton (Teagasc), Dr Florence Renou-Wilson (UCD), Dr Patrick Tuohy (Teagasc), and Prof. Gary Lanigan (Teagasc).
- The scholarship funding is €24,000 per annum and includes
University fees of up to a maximum of €6,000 per annum and is tenable for 3 years.
- The PhD position is expected to start in 2023.
- UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end, the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here.
III. How To Apply?
Applicants should send a detailed CV, letter of motivation (with the names of two referees) to Dr Florence Renou-Wilson ([email protected] ) and to Prof. Owen Fenton([email protected] ) Before the deadline