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Vacancies

Vacancies and opportunities to study or work with the Otter Project.

PhD opportunities

We do not currently have any PhD positions advertised, however we always welcome enquires from students with ideas for PhD research projects in otter or freshwater ecology.

Master's research projects

We always welcome enquiries from students looking for postgraduate research opportunities.

Cardiff University offers a Master of Research (MRes) in Biosciences, which is open for applications until July each year. There is an initial taught programme of key research skills, followed by an eight month individual research project. We would love to hear from anyone interested in doing research with the Otter Project as part of this Master's.

Cardiff University also offers a (taught) Master of Science in Global Ecology and Conservation, with an intake in September each year. Students will carry out an individual research project focusing on a specific area of ecology and/or conservation, and we welcome students to join our Otter Project team for this research. The projects usually run from May until September, after the four core taught modules are completed.

For details on how to apply, visit the Bioscience (MRes) page or the MSc in Global Ecology and Conservation page.

Placement years

Applications have now closed for academic year 2022-2023 placement students. If you are an undergraduate student, from any university, and and are interested in a placement for academic year 2023-24, look out for adverts in Autumn 2022 on facebook, twitter and our website. This placement allows students to develop their research, data handling, spatial mapping, post mortem and public engagement skills. It is is designed for undergraduates for their professional training year which occurs in third year, however we accept applications from anyone. No previous experience needed.

Research collaboration opportunities

We welcome approaches from potential visiting researchers. Please contact us to discuss any collaboration ideas.

Contact us

Dr Elizabeth Chadwick

Dr Elizabeth Chadwick

Senior Lecturer

Email
chadwickea@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4948
Dr Frank Hailer

Dr Frank Hailer

Senior Lecturer

Email
hailerf@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4125