Undergraduate student opportunity: 2022 NERC Research Experience Placements

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Deadline for applications: 12pm BST 23 May 2022

Each year, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) provides funding for Research Experience Placements (REPs).

NERC recognises that there is a shortage of individuals with quantitative skills coming into environmental science. They also recognise that there are demographic and diversity-related challenges in the environmental sciences. The REP scheme will focus on these quantitative skills gaps and underrepresentation by offering funding to support paid summer placements for undergraduate students, during which you will carry out research projects within the scope of the environmental sciences. These placements are intended to encourage you to consider a career in this field. You can be from any science discipline, subject to meeting the student eligibility criteria below.

As the REP scheme will also focus on underrepresented groups, the SSCP DTP REP panel will assess the candidate’s personal and academic background during the selection process. Further details on the scheme can be found on the NERC website.

The six projects below are open for applications for the REP scheme. All of these are within the science remit of NERC, and have placements for a minimum of 6 weeks up to 10 weeks.

Apply for this scheme by 12pm BST 23 May:

On each form, there are details about the purpose for the form and how your information will be shared.

If you have any questions about the REP scheme or the application process, email granthamphd@imperial.ac.uk.

Eligibility of participating undergraduate students:

Students are subject to eligibility criteria to be able to apply for NERC REPs and must be:

  • undertaking their first undergraduate degree studies (or integrated Masters). Note: students in their final year who have graduated and no longer have student status at the time the placement starts are not eligible.
  • eligible for subsequent NERC PhD funding (Details of eligibility for PhD studentships can be found here)

Other key criteria:

As the placements will require you to be employed as a casual worker, you must be eligible to work in the UK or have a Tier 4 visa as per Imperial’s casual worker regulations.

All candidates must be on UK soil when the work is happening.

For the right to work check, you can be outside the UK, provided that you have the right to work documentation to work in the UK.

 

2022 REP projects:

2022_01 Ecosystem responses to drought intensification

Project Description: view Ecosystem responses to drought intensification (pdf)
Supervisor: Dr Athanasios Paschalis 
Department/Institution: Civil and Environmental Engineering/Imperial College London

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2202_02 Next-generation ice-sheet fracture models to quantitatively predict iceberg calving and sea-level rise

Project Description: view Next-generation ice-sheet fracture models to quantitatively predict iceberg calving and sea-level rise (pdf)
Supervisor: Dr Emilio Martinez-Paneda
Department/Institution: Civil and Environmental Engineering/Imperial College London

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2022_03 Modifying spatial reproductions of natural soundscapes to evaluate ecoacoustic analysis algorithms

Project Description: view Modifying spatial reproductions of natural soundscapes to evaluate ecoacoustic analysis algorithms (pdf)
Supervisor: Dr Lorenzo Picinali
Department/Institution: Dyson School of Design Engineering/Imperial College London

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2022_04 Quantum linear regression for anaerobic digestion unprecedented forecasting and optimisation

Project Description: view Quantum linear regression for anaerobic digestion unprecedented forecasting and optimisation (pdf)
Supervisor: Dr Po-Heng (Henry) Lee
Department/Institution: Civil and Environmental Engineering/Imperial College London

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2022_05 Novel chemistry for a circular economy for bauxite residue

Project Description: view Novel chemistry for a circular economy for bauxite residue (pdf)
Supervisor: Dr Rupert Myers 
Department/Institution: Civil and Environmental Engineering/Imperial College London

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2022_06 Pathway to providing environmentally friendly lubrication solutions – replacing silicone oils with bio-acceptable alternatives

Project Description: view Pathway to providing environmentally friendly lubrication solutions – replacing silicone oils with bio-acceptable alternatives (pdf)
Supervisor: Dr Marc Masen
Department/Institution: Mechanical Engineering/Imperial College London

 

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