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EPSRC-funded PhD Studentships in Operational Research (OR): Optimisation, Forecasting and Simulation

Lancaster University - Management Science

Qualification Type: PhD, Integrated Masters / Doctorate
Location: Lancaster
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £17,000 to £19,000 stipend (plus fees paid)
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 6th February 2019
Closes: 26th April 2019

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:

For more information on potential research topics and supervisors within this department, please visit our search for a supervisor page.

We strongly encourage you to talk to potential supervisors prior to submitting your application.

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.

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