An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and strongly motivated graduate to undertake a PhD in GMIT as part of a large-scale interdisciplinary 3-year research project “Sources, Pathways and Environmental Fate of Freshwater Microplastics” funded by the EPA. This project which is led by GMIT is in collaboration with University College Dublin and Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
This study aims to gain further refinement of source characterisation, determine factors critical for pathway attenuation, investigate foodweb transfer and provide recommendations for monitoring of microplastics in freshwater environments.
The successful candidate will hold an Honours Degree (minimum 2:2, but 2:1 or higher is desirable) in a cognate discipline e.g. Zoology, Ecology, Limnology or Environmental Science, Ecotoxicology or a related discipline. A demonstrated ability to communicate scientific research findings will be viewed favourably.