Post-Graduate Research ProjectsThe Southern Ocean Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) Program is currently seeking postgraduate students to join our multidisciplinary research team working on various projects related to the input, distribution and effect of POPs to and within the Antarctic region. Listed below are the titles of projects currently available. In addition, independent proposals for research under the theme are encouraged. For further information please contact; Dr. Susan Bengtson Nash, Building N55, Room 2.40, firstname.lastname@example.org
- System Input of Organic Contaminants to the Eastern Antarctic Sector; Student Level: PhD
- A Comparative Risk-Benefit Analysis of Krill Oil Nutriceutical Supplements vs. leading fish oil supplements; Student level: Masters/PhD
- Bioaccumulation and Depuration Kinetics of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba); Student level: Honours/Masters
- Activation of Detoxification Enzyme Systems in Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) Exposed to p,p’-DDE; Student Level: Honours
Our centre occasionally funds summer scholarships for outstanding Griffith University undergraduate students who are contemplating undertaking Honours research on a topic closely associated with one of the centre?s research themes. These scholarships usually involve an eight week program of study/research over the summer holiday period and provide a stipend and mentorship from one of the centre?s research staff.
Applicants must have an academic record that qualifies them to undertake an Honours program of study in their chosen field, and preference will be given to applicants that intend to enrol in an Honours program in the coming year. Interested students should contact an appropriate member of staff of the research centre to discuss potential projects before applying. Eligible students may apply at any time during the year. Applicants should in the first instance provide a letter or email detailing:
- your preferred research interest or discipline
- a proposed research topic, preferred supervisor and/or our research theme in which you would prefer to work
- your plans for Honours level study
- a current curriculum vitae, including an up-to-date academic record
For details on where to send your application please contact us.