BLSS PhD Studentship - Studentship & Funding opportunities - University of Derby

Post Graduate Research Assistant (PGRA) Opportunity within College of Business, Law & Social Sciences, University of Derby

The Centre for Business Improvement (led by Professor Carley Foster) has an opportunity for a Full-Time Post Graduate Research Assistant in Sustainable Business & the Green Economy.

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of £14,553 per annum and a personal development budget of £1,000 per annum for 3 years. The post also covers Home/EU PhD tuition fees for three years. Please note, if your application is successful and you are assessed as Overseas for fees purposes, you will need to pay the difference between the Home/EU fees and the Overseas fees. 

The successful applicant will be expected to complete their PhD within 3 years on the Traditional Route PhD, contribute to the Centre/College REF submission and get involved in the wider research activities of the relevant Centre.

Applicants will become part of a friendly and welcoming team and will be supported and managed by their supervisors and the Centre Heads.

Applicants are invited to take inspiration from the job description and person specification for the vacancy and produce their own, more-specific research proposal, in addition to the standard application documentation

Role Description

Person Specification

For general information on how to apply and required documentation go to

For other enquires which are subject–specific please contact the following people: Dr Fred Paterson – Specific enquiries relating to studying in the College: Dr Tracey Wond - 01332 591669 or

Application enquiries (how to apply, issues applying): Research Student Office - 01332 591060 or

Completed applications should be emailed to . When sending your application, please include the reference code BLSS_Sustainable_PGRA_0318 in the email subject heading.

Closing dates for applications:   16 March 2018

Interviews will be held between: week commencing 9th April

If you have not been invited for interview by the interview date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.