Opportunities

Interested in joining the team in Cork and doing research on soft tissue taphonomy of fossils, taphonomic experiments, or fossil colour?

We have no open calls for funded positions at present but you can apply for funding via several sources:

Postdoctoral funding

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship

Royal Society Fellowships

Maria-Sklowdowska Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowship Call is now open (deadline 12th September). These fellowships are prestigious and enhance the international reputation of the fellow and the host team. The grant funds a generous salary for the Fellow, mobility costs and research costs. Further information is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf

PhD funding

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Fellowship

MRes opportunities

The MRes in Geological Sciences is a full-time programme running over 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Applications will be accepted for a start date in October or January. The programme consists of (a) a major research thesis and (b) taught modules on generic and transferable skills, with an emphasis on scientific writing, oral presentations, and general research skills.

Prospective students interested in carrying out a palaeontology-based MRes are advised to contact Dr Maria McNamara and the Programme Coordinator (Prof. Andy Wheeler: a.wheeler@ucc.ie). For further information see https://www.ucc.ie/en/bees/courses/postgrad/.