PhD STUDENTSHIP AVAILABLE
Development of a satellite driven grass growth index to inform national monthly grassland production maps for Ireland
Following the award of a Teagasc Walsh/EPA PhD fellowship, the Geography Department is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a doctoral studentship for three years commencing on or near 1st October 2012. The studentship comprises an annual stipend of €21,000, from which university fees (approximately €6,000 per year for EU students) will have to be paid. See attached pdf for more information on the intended research.
The student will be registered with the UCC Geography Department but will spend 2 years in Dublin with the Spatial Analysis Unit, Teagasc and 1 year in UCC interacting with Teagasc Moorepark.
Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 Honours undergraduate degree in a numerate discipline or equivalent, and an MSc. Experience in remote sensing, grassland science, agriculture, or computational techniques and programming would be an advantage.
For further information or informal discussion about the position please contact the supervisors Dr Fiona Cawkwell (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: +353 (0)21 490 2707) and Stuart Green (e-mail: email@example.com, telephone +353 (0)1 805 9955).
Applicants should send a copy of their CV, with the names and addresses of 3 referees, plus a statement outlining their academic interests and their reasons for wishing to undertake this research project to Fiona Cawkwell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 21st May.