GMIT MSc Postgraduate Research Opportunity (€18,000 per annum Stipend)

Application Deadline: February 17, 2022

Applications are currently invited from interested and eligible applicants for a 2 year funded MSc position at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) based in The Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC), Dublin.

The MSc Postgraduate Research work is on “Improving conservation value of Corncrake sites: The contribution of various early and late cover (ELC) types and quality to invertebrate diversity and abundance”


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Ireland

Scholarship Type: Fully funded

Host Institution(s): Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Ireland

Scholarship Worth: €18,000 Stipend and any necessary travel and material costs

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: MSc

Nationality: International students

GMIT MSc Postgraduate Research Opportunity | DETAILS

This MSc will measure the contribution of various ELC cover types and quality to conserve and increase invertebrate diversity and abundance.

At GMIT, students will be expected to work with the EU LIFE Atlantic Crex team across all partners to:

  • Carry out invertebrate sampling
  • Identification and analysis Habitat surveys and collection of data on site characteristics
  • Present results at national and international conferences
  • Complete MSc Thesis

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the GMIT MSc Postgraduate Research opportunity, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must Must hold a BSc (honours, minimum 2:2, but 2:1 or higher is desirable) in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science or Ecology or related discipline.
  • Full clean driver’s license.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Applications must be submitted to the Research Office e-mail address only. Please ensure all documents are emailed as a single Word or PDF file.

Applicants should submit the following documents:

The Personal Statement should not exceed ONE page and include:

  • How you meet the requirements of the position
  • Why you would like to pursue this PhD research programme

For further information, please email Dr. Joanne O’Brien (GMIT) Email; joanne.obrien@gmit.ie, Dr. James Moran (GMIT); james.moran@gmit.ie.

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