Thursday, June 9, 2016

[DMANET] PhD studentships in Operational Research at Lancaster University, UK (DEADLINE: 30 June 2016)

Second round deadline: *30 June 2016*

EPSRC-funded *PhD studentships* in Operational Research (OR): Optimisation,
Forecasting and Simulation. Stipend £17k to £19k (plus fees paid)

Are you finishing your bachelor's or master's degree in a subject with
substantial quantitative content? Do you hope to get excellent results? Do
you want to develop solutions to challenging, real-world problems which can
make a difference to business and society?

The Department of Management Science is part of Lancaster University
Management School, the most research-intensive business school in the UK
(REF, 2014). The department houses one of the largest and most influential
OR groups in Europe.

We are looking to recruit up to *four* researchers who will be:

+ excellent doctoral students with a strong quantitative background
(including mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering) and

+ who satisfy the UK residency requirement for full EPSRC support (usually
met by EU students whose undergraduate studies were in the UK).

for PhD study in any area of the department's OR research portfolio.
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 (STOR-i).

You can access details of some of the areas in which doctoral supervision
is available by clicking on the following links:

- *Optimisation* :

- *Forecasting *:

- *Simulation* :

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 or phone 01524
592408. Applications will be processed as soon as they are received. The
appointment process will include an interview.

Second round deadline: 30 June 2016

Michael G. Epitropakis
Lecturer in Data Science

Data Science Institute,
Management Science | Lancaster University Management School,
Lancaster University | Lancaster LA1 4YX, UK

Office: A063, A - Floor, Management School
Tel: +44 (0)1524 595116 |

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