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Robinson PhD studentship in Cosmology

Newcastle University - The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £15,609 A tax-free stipend of £15,609 per year (subject to minor change) and 100% Home tuition fees.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
Job Ref: 8821F

Award Summary

A tax-free stipend of £15,609 per year (subject to minor change) and 100% Home tuition fees.

Overview

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University invites applications for a fully-funded PhD programme as a part of the Philip Robinson endowment.

We are looking for an outstanding student to do research in cosmology. The candidate will need to demonstrate exceptional academic achievement as well as contributions to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Priority will be given to students from under-represented minorities on recommendation from the Head of School or nominated deputy.

Available PhD projects are described here.

The successful candidates will join the vibrant world-class cosmology group in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics.

The Robinson Cosmology Scholars will be expected to attend the Robinson Cosmology Prize lecture and be actively involved in hosting the Robinson Cosmology Prize recipient.

Philip Robinson was a Newcastle native and antiquarian book dealer, who had a particular interest in cosmology and in making cosmology accessible to broader audiences.

Number Of Awards

2

Start Date

September 2022

Award Duration

3.5 years

Application Closing Date

31 January 2022

Sponsor

Mr Philip Robinson Endowment

Eligibility Criteria

You must have or expect a First Class or high 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in physics, or astrophysics. Enthusiasm for research, ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are essential requirements.

If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

The award is available to Home applicants only. 

How To Apply

Applicants should choose a PhD project from this list , discuss it with the supervisor and apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system:

  • Insert the programme code 8821F in the programme of study section, select ‘PhD Physics (FT) (Theoretical) as the programme of study, insert the studentship code MSP044 in the studentship/partnership reference field.
  • Attach a cover letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, your chosen supervisor with the project title, quote reference code MSP044, state how your interests and experience relate to the project. CV should list details of two references.
  • Attach a 2-page research proposal in conjunction with your chosen supervisor/project and a 1-page document outlining applicant’s past contributions to EDI and what your contribution to EDI will be.
  • Attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.

Contact Details

Aleksey Kozikov - aleksey.kozikov@newcastle.ac.uk

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