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Job Opportunities

We are not currently advertising any specific job opportunities within the group.

PhD opportunities

We have several PhD opportunities, for positions which are available from 1st October 2018. These opportunities have different application deadlines, depending on the funding scheme. In all cases, informal enquiries are welcome and encouraged - please email the supervisor indicated:

NERC projects funded through SPITFIRE

We have two projects available through SPITFIRE, which is a NERC Doctoral Training Partnership between the University of Southampton, British Antarctic Survey and others. NERC is the UK's Natural Environment Research Council: 

Click on the links above for more details on these projects and for a link to the online application form. Both positions are available from 1st October 2018, and the application deadline is Friday 5th January. For more details on eligibility for funding, and how to apply, see the SPITFIRE web site.

NERC project funded through NEXUSS

We have one project available through NEXUSS, which is a NERC/EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the use of Smart and Autonomous Observing Systems to tackle challenges in environmental sciences:

Follow the link above for more details on the project and for a link to the online application form. This position is also available from 1st October 2018, but the application deadline is Tuesday 16th January. For more details on eligibility for funding, and how to apply, see the NEXUSS web site.

STFC funded projects

We have two projects available through the department's allocation of STFC studentships. STFC is the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council:

In both cases, please see the Astronomy group PhD project pages for further information on the project and how to apply. These positions are also available from 1st October 2018. Applications will be reviewed at the end of January and successful candidates will be invited for interview shortly afterwards, though late applications may be considered.

PhD opportunities - general

We welcome applications for people to study for a PhD in the group, either self-funded or through a limited number of studentships that the department has to offer. We are part of the Astronomy Group, and so applicants seeking funded studentships that are allocated to the department should apply as detailed here, although informal enquiries to Dr Robert Fear, Dr Caitriona Jackman or Dr Daniel Whiter are welcome too. Please note that we do not have a funded position available every year. Students who have access to alternative means of funding should also contact us with an informal enquiry.

Anyone applying for a PhD position at Southampton should have (or expect to be awarded):

  • An upper second class Batchelor's degree (or above) from a UK university in a relavant subject, or
  • A lower second class Batchelor's degree together with a postgraduate Master's degree from a UK university in a relevant subject, or
  • An equivalent overseas qualification

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