The Department of Geology, Trinity College Dublin seeks to appoint a PhD student in the research field of Isotope Geochemistry applied to malnutrition. Using samples collected from field sites, the student will seek to understand the reasons for Zn (and other vital metal) deficiency in diet, resulting malnutrition and increased child mortality.
Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's premier university, located in the historic campus in the heart of Dublin. The School of Natural Sciences accommodates ca. 40 academic staff, 20 postdoctoral research fellows and 150 graduate research students across the disciplines of Geology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Botany and Zoology. The Geology Department has a core of young and dynamic academic staff with an overarching research focus in geochemistry. It houses all the traditional thin section, rock, mineral, fossil and tephra preparation facilities, and has a laboratory complex with clean rooms, stable isotope mass spectrometers, XRD, a new excimer UV laser ablation system and new ICP-MS and ICP-OES. It is a partner in the Irish National Centre for Isotope Geochemistry, located 20 minutes away, which offers access to cutting edge TIMS and MC-ICP-MS.
For further information contact Prof Balz Kamber kamberbs(at)tcd.ie