Postgraduate Research Opportunities
PhD research projects available at SUERC are listed below. A variety of routes are available for funding PhD research.
To discuss the projects and funding opportunities please contact the lead supervisor.
- Fully-funded PhD: Tracing the origin of methane using clumped isotope geochemistry
Supervisors: Matthieu Clog, Fin Stuart, Doug Hamilton (ThermoFisher)
Methane clumped isotopes project description
- EASTBIO BBSRC DTP: Is mob grazing beneficial for soil health and the environment?
Supervisors: Joanna Cloy (SRUC), Liz Baggs (University of Edinburgh), Gillian MacKinnon and Sarah Buckingham (SRUC)
Mob grazing project description
- E4 DTP: Field testing of numerical models of landscape evolution using the fluvial archive: case study in the Rio Bergantes, Spain.
Supervisors: Mikael Attal (University of Edinburgh), Simon Mudd (University of Edinburgh), Philippa Ascough, Richard Staff
Numerical models of landscape evolution project description
- E4 DTP: Pushing the limits of geochronology with large particle accelerators
Supervisors: Derek Fabel, Andy Hein (School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh)
Pushing the limits of geochronology with large particle accelerators project description
- IAPETUS2 DTP: Ecology and conservation of pangolin using stable isotope forensics
Supervisors: Jason Newton, Luc Bussière and Katherine Abernethy (University of Stirling), David Lehmann (ANPN, Gabon)
- IAPETUS2 DTP: Positive Ion Mass Spectrometry (PIMS) - the next generation of radiocarbon analysis
Supervisors: Richard Shanks, Clayton Magill (Heriot Watt University)
Positive Ion Mass Spectrometry (PIMS) project description
- IAPETUS2 DTP: Addressing the Global Methane Crisis with Novel Technology (PIMS 14C)
Supervisors: Cameron McIntyre, Pauline Gulliver, Clayton Magill (Heriot Watt University), Jennifer Pratsch (Durham University)
Addressing the Global Methane Crisis with Novel Technology (PIMS 14C) project description
- IAPETUS2 DTP: Age, origin, and dynamics of carbon in the central Congo peatlands: radiocarbon dating plant leaf waxes to build a novel 10,000 year record of change
Supervisors: Dr Pauline Gulliver, Dr Ian Lawson (University of St Andrews), Prof. Jaime Toney (University of Glasgow), Dr Malu Cisneros-Dozal
Congo peatlands project description
Postgraduate research at SUERC is usually administered by the University of Glasgow College of Science & Engineering graduate school.
Research students attend a series of training courses organised both by SUERC and the College, and training in field and laboratory techniques specific to each research project is provided by SUERC researchers.