Funding: Fully funded (UK/EU/International students)

Project code: BIOL4741020

Department: School of Biological Sciences

Start dates:

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3-year PhD to commence in October 2020.

The Project

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Dr Frank Schubert, Dr Garry Scarlett and Dr Sam Robson.

The bursary is available to UK and EU students only and covers tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £15,009 (UKRI 2019/20 rate) for three years. Bursary recipients will also receive up to £1,500 per year for research project costs, as well as office space and computing facilities.

The work on this project will involve:

  • Analysis of ancient and modern DNA
  • Bioinformatics and phylogenetic analyses
  • Applying molecular genetics techniques to heritage context
  • Collaboration with academic partners across the UK
  • Interaction with local stakeholders like Fishbourne Roman Palace

Entry requirements

General admissions criteria

You’ll need an upper second class honours degree from an internationally recognised university or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Specific candidate requirements

The project would suit a science graduate with experience in molecular techniques, particularly ancient DNA analysis, and an interest in bioinformatics, who is curious to apply this methodology to archaeological and heritage questions. It will require initiative, the willingness to interact with stakeholders and the public, and the ability to work across disciplines.

Find out more about the project, the Supervisors and how to apply

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

Fully funded (UK/EU/International students)

Application Deadline:

23 February 2020

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