PhD opportunities


PhD opportunities for 2022 are now open. Opportunities will be listed here by type and alphabetically when they are released as well as on Twitter @DocBGS. Check regularly for updates. PhD research with BGS provides more information on:

  • the types of PhDs we offer
  • eligibility
  • equality, diversity
  • inclusion and how to apply

BUFI PhD opportunities for 2022

This is a one-off exciting PhD opportunity collaborating with the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey. The deadline for applications is very short, 31 July 2022.

DTP / CDT: non-DTP
Nottingham with Professor Matthew Jones
Other institute: Atomic Weapons Establishment with Dr James Dunne
BGS research area: Environmental change, adaptation and resilience
Topic: Centre for Environmental Geochemistry
Lead BGS supervisor: Dr Jack Lacey

Entry requirements

Applicants will require a 2.1 or equivalent in chemistry, physics, material science, earth science, geology, engineering, forensic science or a cognate subject.

The funding available for the project will cover a stipend (based on UKRI rates), research and travel costs, and UK fees for 4 years. Due to the potentially required security clearance applications the project is accepting applications from British nationals only.

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