Phosphorous pollution of catchments in urban areas

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3 Year Enterprise-led Funded Phd with Environmental Monitoring Solutions Ltd

Phosphorous pollution of catchments is a significant problem in the UK and is a particular problem in urban areas where its sources are multiple and complex.

This project is to develop a cost effective and easily deployed system for understanding phosphate pressures in urban catchments. This would allow appropriate mitigation approaches to be designed and subsequently monitored to determine their effectiveness, which will help the UK meet regulatory targets.

The project is a collaboration between Environmental Monitoring Solutions Ltd and Northumbrian Water in order to test a low cost passive sampler solution for monitoring phosphate to understand phosphate processes and pressures in complex urban catchments. Academic supervision for the PhD is provided  by Professor John Quinton and Professor Hao Zhang from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University.

Applicants should be educated to degree level with a 2:1 degree or better in Environmental Science, Geography, Chemistry, Engineering, Earth Sciences or a related discipline.

Enterprise and Collaborative  Partner

This PhD project is a collaboration between Environmental Monitoring Solutions Ltd and Northumbrian Water 

Why Apply?

By joining the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation you will:

  • Receive £15,000 tax free per year
  • Have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth c£4,195/year (fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,510/year to £13,315/year.) See university website for published rates by year of entry
  • Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The post is subject to confirmation of funding.

www.globalecoinnovation.org

Application deadline

22th October 2017

Interview date: tbc
Start date: As soon as possible