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ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (WR DTC) Studentship (UK/EU): Real-Time Planning for Resilient Transport Futures
Applications are invited from talented and motivated individuals to undertake a fully-funded PhD research programme in the area of Transport Planning. One of three potential topics is available focussed around planning for resilience, planning for low carbon futures and planning with social media and is based within the Sustainable Transport Policy Research group at the Institute for Transport Studies.
Value of the studentship
The successful applicant will receive a maintenance grant (if eligible) (£13,590 in Session 2011/12) at standard Research Council rates, together with a Research Support Grant - £750 a year for each standard full-time Research studentship holder and £450 for part-time research students..
Applicants should have at least an upper second-class honours degree (preferably a first class degree), or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience. Ideally, applicants should have an Masters degree in social science or transport planning subject e.g., economics, business, planning.
The ideal candidate will be also able to demonstrate:
. Good analytical skills in using either qualitative or quantitative data
. Experience in data generation techniques
. Creativity coupled with the ability to generate practical outcomes from primary research
. The ability to disseminate research findings for scientific publication.
Please note that under the terms of this studentship, applicants must meet ESRC residency requirements.
Three different topics are offered by different supervisors. Main supervisors for the topics include: Frances Hodgson, Dr Greg Marsden and Dr Susan Grant-Muller. This supervision team offer expertise in transport planning, social analysis, methodological development and statistical analysis. In addition to the expert guidance of these individual supervisors, the successful PhD student will benefit from on-going activities of the Sustainable Transport Policy research group led by Frances Hodgson and ongoing collaborations in the Disruptions project (www.disruptioniproject.net).
Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this opportunity prior to formal application, by contacting Dr Grant-Muller, Frances Hodgson or Greg Marsden, by email in the first instance: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask], (please note that applications sent to this email address will not be accepted)
How to apply
Applicants for the scholarship should first make an application for an academic PhD place with the University of Leeds. Details of how to apply for a PhD place can be found at: www.its.leeds.ac.uk/courses/phd/apply.
Deadline for applications
Application deadline is 3rd February 2012.