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EPSRC Mobility DTP in Leadership and Excellence in Circular, Resource-efficient, Sustainable Manufacturing

EPSRC Mobility DTP in Leadership and Excellence in Circular, Resource-efficient, Sustainable Manufacturing

We’re offering eight fully-funded and flexible 4-year PhD studentships within chemical, biological and allied sciences at the University of York.

This brand new programme explores innovative, inclusive and flexible pathways into doctoral training to help widen participation in research and enable mobility between industry and academia through a supportive bespoke PhD programme.

Applications to this programme are particularly encouraged from under-represented groups and from those with non-traditional pathways into academia.

Find out more and apply!

With the global population continuing to increase from 7.5 bn (2018) to 9.5 bn (2050) coupled with increased urbanisation and industrialisation we will need to better (re)utilise resources to sustain our chemicals, materials and energy needs. In order to protect and enhance our assets, knowledge and infrastructure, businesses will need to transform their current practices (which are often linear and resource-depleting) in partnership with academia to develop leadership and excellence in circular, resource efficient, sustainable manufacturing.

Eligibility:

You can apply if you are:

  • Currently employed in industry, or
  • Not currently employed in industry but have some industry experience in research and development (e.g. a Year In Industry, a work placement or previous employment) and plan to begin or return to a career in industry.

Students must meet the UKRI eligibility criteria for studentship funding (https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/guidance-on-epsrc-studentships/eligibility/)

Applicants who are currently undertaking undergraduate programmes or have recently graduated (within the last 2 years) with a first degree are not eligible.

EPSRC Mobility DTP in Leadership and Excellence in Circular, Resource-efficient, Sustainable Manufacturing

Funding:

  • Four years fees (UK rate) and either
  • A stipend at the UKRI minimum (£15,609 in 2021/22) which can be used flexibly to reflect each candidate’s circumstances, for example
    a) Paid to the student as a maintenance stipend in the event they are are not currently in employment, or
    b) Paid to the employer as a contribution to a student's salary if the student remains in employment
  • Students also receive an RTSG (Research Training Support Grant) to cover additional costs of training e.g. courses, project costs, conferences, travel.

Entry requirements:

Exceptions to academic requirements may be made for candidates not holding at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) from their first degree and who are applying as continuing professional development and/or with relevant work experience.

Duration:

Studentships are expected to start from October 2021. A full-time studentship will be at least three and no more than four years in duration.

EPSRC Mobility DTP in Leadership and Excellence in Circular, Resource-efficient, Sustainable Manufacturing

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

Support for under-represented minorities, such as, BAME, within the scientific and industrial environment. Chemistry and Biology Departments are Athena Swan Gold Award holders. Equality and Diversity - Chemistry, The University of York, Equality and Diversity - Biology, The University of York

How to Apply:

See website for details and to submit an online application. Applications must be received by 12th September 2021.

Informal enquiries to Dr Avtar Matharu: avtar.matharu@york.ac.uk