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The effect of low ground pressure and controlled traffic farming systems on soil properties and crop development for 3 tillage systems (Part III) PhD Studentship (three years)

Crop & Environmental Sciences

As per advert
Closing Date:   Wednesday 15 November 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  RD-PHD19PM

Harper Adams University (HAU) has the above research studentship available jointly in the Crop and Environment Sciences and Engineering Departments .  The project is funded by The Douglas Bomford Trust and The Morley Agricultural Foundation. 

Applications should be made through the HAU website: https://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk/ where further details of the project can also be found.

The deadline for uploading completed applications is 5 pm UK time on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.

Further information can be found on the HAU website at www.harper-adams.ac.uk and on the research training provided and PhD progression requirements in the Postgraduate Research Students Handbook at: 

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/documents//MPhil-PhD-Handbook.pdf

For informal enquiries on general aspects of research degrees at HAU, applicants may contact Mrs Viv Slann, Research Students Administrator (vslann@harper-adams.ac.uk). For informal enquiries on the project, applicants may contact the Director of Studies, Dr Paula Misiewicz, through the staff directory: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/general/staff/

The studentship includes tuition, bench and writing up fees and a tax-free stipend at the RCUK rate (£14,553 per annum, 2017-2018 rate).

All applicants must have a minimum of an upper second class UK honours degree, or equivalent, in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Soil Science, Environmental Studies, Geography or an MSc degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Soil Science, Environmental Studies, Geography or related sciences.  Applicants are also expected to have a good knowledge of agricultural mechanisation systems and soil management.   A good working knowledge of statistics and statistical analysis software is also required.  This project will give training and experience in practical methods of soil and crop assessments and x-ray tomography techniques.

A minimum level of competency in English is required. Where necessary, applicants need to be classed as an overall IELTS grade 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.  Please see the following link with regard to English Language requirements:

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/university-life/international/english-language.cfm

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With over 3,000 students it is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects. Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. 

In 2014 the Times Higher Education Awards shortlisted the university for the prestigious title of University of the Year, putting Harper Adams in the top six universities in the country.  In the 2015 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards Harper Adams won the category for Outstanding International Strategy.  In the 2016 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards we won the award for Outstanding Marketing & Communications Team. 

In the 2016 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams took the title of University of the Year and won the Student Support and Job Prospects gold awards, plus silver and bronze in a further five categories. 

Harper Adams ranked second in the 2016 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.  In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, the University was ranked 36th, the highest position yet achieved by a post-1992 university, and was awarded the title of Modern University of the Year.