PhD Opportunities

We are lucky enough to be part of two NERC DTPs - Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment and Understanding the Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean.  Projects funded by these DTPS are advertised every October but we are always keen to hear from students throughout the year, who may be interesting in pursuing a PhD in our group.  Our department also supports PhD students with overseas funding and self funded students.

Current PhD adverts:

Jon Green is advertising a new PhD project as part of the ACCE DTP competitive process for entry in Autumn 2020. This CASE funded project is in collaboration with JNCC will be co-supervised by Leonie Robinson from Liverpool and Francis Daunt from CEH. The aim of the project is to quantify the cumulative impacts of anthropogenic threats such as windfarms, fisheries and pollution on seabirds

Sam Patrick is advertising a PhD project, based in Liverpool, for entry in Autumn 2020. This project is co-supervised by Jonathan Sharples from Liverpool and Sébastien Descamps from the Norwegian Polar Institute. The project will examine the lagged effects of climate on seabird foraging, diet and microbioms and will include fieldwork in kittiwakes in Svalbard. Please contact Sam for more information.

Sam Patrick is also advertising an ACCE DTP PhD for entry in Autumn 2020. This project is based with cosupervisor Jonathan Potts at the University of Sheffield. The project title is: Detecting the effect of climate change on animals: how mathematics can help optimise data-gathering efforts.

Masters Students

Each year we have MSc and MRes students from the University of Liverpool, other UK institutions and from overseas. We are always keen to hear from students who may like to do their masters project with us and we have a series of ongoing projects around the world including the Arctic, the Antarctic, the Caribbean and the UK.

Post Docs and Fellows

The University of Liverpool strongly supports fellowship applications from individuals and is currently formalising their commitment to their future career development. Within our group we have several on going applications for post doctoral funding and have successfully been involved in several fellowship bids.  Any early career scientist interested in working with us is encouraged to contact the group as we have experience with different schemes and can help support and develop applications.


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