The recently-launched SeaChanges Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network is offering 15 fully-funded PhDs spread across the Universities of York, Groningen, Copenhagen, Bologna, Oslo, and Cambridge, and the Marine Research Institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
SeaChanges bridges archaeology and marine zoology in order to improve understanding of the time depth of human exploitation and impact on marine species, and to train a cohort of researchers with the necessary skills to operate across disciplinary and sectoral boundaries to this end. This is achieved via a network of complementary research projects that apply diverse methods to address both socio-economic and ecological themes, covering all of Europe's seas, key marine species, and timescales from decades to millennia. The PhD projects are supported by a programme of dedicated training workshops in bioarchaeology, marine ecology, data management, and communication with stakeholders and the public.
Each PhD studentship is a 3-year position with a highly competitive salary and dedicated research/training budget, open to applicants of any nationality (subject to rules regarding trans-national mobility). Full eligibility criteria and a list of projects are available on the SeaChanges website (link above).
The formal application process is due to open in March 2019, with successful applicants taking up their positions from October 2019. In the meantime, applicants are invited to complete the expression of interest form posted above, until 8th March. Please note this is not a requirement for applications to be considered.