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PhD Opportunities

This lists details the PhD projects that we are aware of. They are by no means exhaustive and the institutions listed, and others, may well be offering additional projects. Further details for many of these projects are already available on institutional websites. Note that application deadlines can be as early as January, and interviews usually take place during the period January-April.

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Institution: Université de Lausanne
Supervisor(s): Dr. Farid Saleh, Prof. Allison Daley
Funding Status: Funding is in place for this project
Description: The PhD project will focus on decaying different animal groups under varying environmental conditions. The results of this PhD will be combined with statistical data from the fossil record (collected by Dr. Saleh and colleagues), and a model constraining taphonomic variations based on both modern and fossil patterns will be built. This model will be used to coherently frame the early evolution of animals during the Cambrian explosion. More information...
Expiry Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
Institution: University of Zurich
Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Hautmann (University of Zurich)
Funding Status: Funding is in place for this project
Description: Applications are invited for this project, which is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for 48 months. More information...
Expiry Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Institution: University of Leeds
Supervisor(s): Dr Alex Dunhill (palaeobiology lead) + any others from this list:
Funding Status: Funding is in competition with other projects and students
Description: Up to 5 Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships in Extinction Studies are available for Home fee-rated students for Session 2023/24 for study in the following Faculties: Arts, Humanities and Cultures; Biological Sciences; Environment; Social Sciences. There will also be one University of Leeds funded scholarship in Extinction Studies funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Scholarships are ONLY for Home rated fee students. International fee paying students are not eligible to apply. More information...
Expiry Date: Friday, March 31, 2023