PhD studentship in Planetary Science

Deadline: 31 January, 2024

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Planetary Science in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, starting in October 2024. The studentship is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Seven projects are available, and one of them will be allocated the studentship based on the best applicant:

  • Tracking the geological evolution of C-complex asteroids using carbonates
  • Shocking details about the death of the dinosaurs from alkali feldspars
  • Mapping the Phase Space of Fe-Ni alloys in Meteorites: revealing the chemical and crystallographic complexity of REE-free magnet analogues
  • Deep Earth volatiles and the source of water on rocky terrestrial planets
  • Analogues for lunar and martian sample return missions- What does Scotland have to offer?
  • Heavy metal insights into the formation of Planet Earth
  • A data driven multiscale approach for understanding the Solar Systems oldest materials

Detailed project descriptions are here:

Applications are encouraged from excellent UK and international students, and the deadline is 31 January 2024.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant project supervisors before they apply.

All applications should be made via the University portal:

published: 12 December 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.