Graduate Teaching Assistant Studentship
Big Data Analytics in Cloud Computing
- 3 year, full-time postgraduate studentship: £14,100 per annum
(with all Home/EU fees paid)
This studentship is funded by the School of Computing & Mathematics, Faculty of Business, Computing and Law (BCL), University of Derby and provides an opportunity for a graduate to undertake a 3-year programme of research leading to the award of PhD, in the subject of in Big Data Analytics in Cloud Computing.
The successful applicant will become a member of The Distributed and Intelligent Systems (DIYS) research group.
The PhD will be supervised by Prof. Nick Antonopoulos (Head of School of Computing and Mathematics, Assistant Dean (Research) of Faculty of Business, Computing and Law) and Dr. Lu Liu (University Reader in Distributed Computing), and will be undertaken on a full-time basis over three years.
The studentship will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU level, and will pay a bursary of £14,100 per annum (p.a.). There is also – subject to satisfactory progress – an extra £1,000 p.a. for professional development purposes. Fees for International (non-EU) Students will not be met by the Studentship. Non-EU students would be responsible for paying top-up fees to the relevant level.
If appointed and as part of your professional development, you may be asked to teach and/or demonstrate lab sessions for up to 6 hours per week.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Lu Liu, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please email the following documents to the Research Office at email@example.com
- Applications must be made using the RD02 form* (MPhil/PhD by Thesis Application Form).
- a copy of the photo page of your passport (showing name, date of birth, etc)
- copies of your degree certificate(s) and transcript(s)
- two signed academic references (either RD03, or letters of reference)
- copy of IELTS certificate if appropriate**
*Please include a copy of your CV with your application. The RD02 form asks for a research proposal in section 8(e). Please use this space to clearly describe what your intended research plan is. The research proposal should be no more than 2-3 pages long and provide a state-of-the-art review on the specifics of the proposed research study, a list of aims and objectives, a section detailing the proposed methodology, a justification and a motivation for undertaking the proposed study, a referencing list and finally, a time plan of the research activity tasks.
** Where appropriate, for Research programmes an IELTS level of 7.0 or better is required (please note we don't accept the TOEFL qualification). Copies of your IELTS certificate must accompany your application, and it must be a recent qualification (gained within the last 2 years).
If you don't have access to email, the documents can be posted to Research Office, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.
Please note that we can't process an incomplete application; all forms must be fully completed, and all supporting documentation must be present.
Closing date for applications: 18th March 2013
Interviews: 18th April 2013
Please note that if you have not heard anything from us by the interview date, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.