Current PhD Opportunities

BioSS has a range of PhD projects available in collaboration with partner universities and research organisations. These projects involve the development of models, quantitative methods and theory in , Earth and Environment, and Bioscience. Please follow the appropriate links to find out how to apply for each studentship noting the application deadline in each case.

To discuss PhD opportunities further e.g. which projects might be most appropriate for you, please email: Glenn Marion


In partnership with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council funded East of Scotland Bioscience doctoral training partnership - eastbio - we are offering two studentships in experimentally based projects.

Earth and Environment

In partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council funded Edinburgh Earth and Environment E3 DTP - we are offering three studentships. Project A will develop modelling approaches to understand vegetation dynamics, whilst project B aims to incorporate vegetation dynamics and dispersal within statistical approaches to species distribution modelling.

To find out about eligibility and how to apply visit the E3 DTP webpages. The ‘How to Apply’ information can be found by selecting ‘Apply’ in the Menu; and to find these projects and apply select ‘Projects’ and search using appropriate key words from the project title (Projects are in alphabetical order).

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