Tuesday, June 4, 2013

[DMANET] EPSRC Studentship in Operational Research

This is a great opportunity at the Kent Business School for someone
looking to do a PhD in Operational Research.

Applications are due Friday 14 June.

Note that the studentship is restricted to students who have "settled
status" in the UK, including UK students and EU students who have lived
in the UK for 3 or more years.

Details of the studentship are provided below and are also available on
the following link.


Jesse O'Hanley

Dr. Jesse R. O'Hanley
Senior Lecturer in Envir. Systems Mgmt.
Management Science Group
Kent Business School, University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7PE, United Kingdom
Office: +44 (0)1227 824286
Reception: +44 (0)1227 827726
Fax: +44 (0)1227 761187
Email: j.ohanley@kent.ac.uk

The Management Science group within Kent Business School invites
applications for a 3-year EPSRC-funded PhD studentship. The scholarship
starts 1 October 2013 and includes tuition fees and a maintenance grant
of £13,726 (at 2013/14 rates) per annum.

The Management Science research group is a leading UK centre for
Operational Research and Systems Thinking. The group is a member of
NATCOR and is also home to the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic

The successful candidate will work on the formulation and solution of
optimisation models applied to river infrastructure mitigation under the
supervision of Dr Jesse O'Hanley. Potential areas of research include
mixed integer linear programming, stochastic and multi-objective
optimisation, decomposition methods and heuristic algorithms.

Candidates are required to have an excellent undergraduate Honours
degree in a quantitative subject such as Operational Research,
Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or a closely
allied discipline. Candidates with a Master's degree (or equivalent) in
quantitative subject are strongly preferred. Good English communication
skills, both oral and written, are essential. Computer programming
ability in C/C++, Java or similar is highly desirable. Knowledge of
optimisation techniques (in particular integer programming) and/or
optimisation software is desirable but not essential.

This studentship competition is only open to applicants who have settled
status in the UK and no restrictions on how long they can stay in the
country. In addition, applicants must have been resident in the UK for
three years prior to the start of their scholarship. Other EU students
may apply on a fees only basis.

Candidates must hold the following qualifications:
• A First or 2.1 at undergraduate level in a quantitative subject (see
Project Descriptions for more detail).
• A Distinction at MSc level in a quantitative subject (see Project
Descriptions for more detail). Exceptional candidates not holding an MSc
but with a First at undergraduate level in a quantitative subject will
also be considered.
• Score of 7.0 in IELT test for students who are non-native English
speakers and who did not gain their academic qualifications in the UK.

Applicants should apply online as part of Kent Business School PhD
programme application. A research proposal is not needed for this scheme
but applicants should ensure that their application is complete (and
references have been received by Kent Business School) by the deadline,
as follows:
• CV
• A short statement in support of your application (maximum 500 words)
• Official transcripts of MSc and undergraduate degrees
• Two academic references from an institution where you have studied
• English qualifications obtained (if relevant)

Applicants must apply for this scholarship online by 12:00 noon (GMT) on
Friday 14 June and the application must be complete with all references
also received by this date. Applications that are still incomplete by
the deadline will not be eligible so please plan your application and
ensure that you are familiar with the application process well in advance.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 20 June 2013 at Kent Business
School and Skype interviews can be arranged.
For more information please contact Dr Jesse O'Hanley
(j.ohanley@kent.ac.uk), our admissions team PhDinfo@kent.ac.uk or see
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