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TEAGASC PhD Walsh Fellowship at National University of Ireland (NUI) in Ireland, 2017

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Applications are invited from a highly motivated and able candidate to undertake a PhD project in soil microbiology that will build on an existing research programme addressing questions around the release of nutrients from soil organic matter (SOM). Supervision will be provided by Dr Fiona Brennan (Teagasc), Dr David Wall (Teagasc), Dr Eric Paterson (The James Hutton Institute) and Dr Florence Abram (NUI Galway).

The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in soil microbiology that will build on an existing research programme addressing questions around the release of nutrients from soil organic matter (SOM).

Scholarship Award: The PhD Fellowship is a joint research project between Teagasc, NUI Galway and the James Hutton Institute. Supervision will be provided by Dr Fiona Brennan (Teagasc), Dr David Wall (Teagasc), Dr Eric Paterson (The James Hutton Institute) and Dr Florence Abram (NUI Galway). The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of €22,000. University fees are paid from this stipend, which is tenable for 4 years.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Applications are invited from graduates holding at least a 2.1 class honours degree or M.Sc. in Microbiology, Soil Science or related discipline. Prior experience in molecular ecology or soil microbiology would be advantageous. A full driving licence and fluency in English are essential.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applications are invited from graduates holding at least a 2.1 class honours degree or M.Sc. in Microbiology, Soil Science or related discipline.

English language Requirements: All applicants, whose first language is not English, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language.
IELTS- 6.5
TOEFL- 88
Pearson PTE- 88
The NUI Galway TOEFL institution code is 8861.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a CV (including the names of two referees) and cover letter detailing their qualifications, research experience and motivation to: Fiona Brennan (fiona.brennan-at-teagasc.ie).

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is May 31, 2017.

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