Tuesday, December 22, 2015

[DMANET] PhD Studentships in Operational Research

The Department of Management Science in Lancaster University currently has four EPSRC-funded PhD studentships in Operational Research (OR). These cover full fees plus a generous stipend of between £17k to £19k.

The department houses one of the largest and most influential OR groups in Europe. We are looking to recruit up to four students who:

· have a strong quantitative background (including mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering),
· satisfy the UK residency requirement for full EPSRC support (usually met by EU students whose undergraduate studies were in the UK), and
. wish to conduct research on an OR-related topic, such as Optimisation, Forecasting, Simulation or Stochastic Modelling.

Successful candidates with a suitable master's degree will be awarded a 3.5 year research studentship, while those with only a bachelor's degree will be admitted to a 1+3 year programme which incorporates an initial year of research training (MRes). As part of your doctoral training, you will be able to access a wide range of opportunities for personal and skills development, including association with Lancaster's centre for doctoral training in statistics and OR for industry (STOR-i).

Your application should be by covering letter, in which you should indicate which area is of interest to you (and why) and some possible topics for research, along with a full CV. We shall then contact short-listed candidates to put them in touch with potential supervisors for the development of a fuller research proposal. For more information, go to our webpage and/or contact Gay Bentinck: e-mail g.bentinck@lancaster.ac.uk or phone 01524 592408. Applications will be processed as soon as they are received. The appointment process will include an interview.

First round deadline: 15 February 2016
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