About the Project
Cardiff Business School invites applications from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, and/or appropriate Master’s degree. The University values diversity and equality at all levels and we encourage applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
The successful candidate will be enrolled on the PhD in Business and Management at Cardiff Business School.
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The ideal candidate for this project has a specialist Master’s Degree in Business, Management or related subjects from an internationally renowned University. Applicants with a strong first degree will also be considered. The ideal applicant has the motivation and ability to conduct fieldwork; has good knowledge in the area of forecasting, statistics and probability; has an understanding of R and/or Python (although training can be provided) and has a sound understanding of Qualitative Research.
This project is a join collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). There are many challenges in predictive modeling in global health supply chains in developing countries such as lack of quality data, complex data patterns, and lack of the link between modeling and decision making. This study aims to propose an integrated modeling framework that allows using low-quality data, considers a novel approach to estimate supply chain demand based on the number of patients and disease type, accounts for grouped and hierarchical structure of data, and links models to supply chain decisions such as inventory costs, stock-out and overstock problems.
Applicants should take careful consideration of the working title and description of the project, and may wish to contact the named member of staff for a discussion prior to applying.
· The Lead supervisor on this project is Dr Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Rostami-TabarB@cardiff.ac.uk
This project is not funded, applications from self-funded students are welcome. Outstanding applicants may be considered for one of the available University scholarships. The start date is 1st October 2021.
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The application must contain the following documents:
1. Covering letter: The covering letter must name the project being applied for and should be addressed to the supervisor. It must set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Cardiff University; your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study; and your academic interests generally, and particularly how these relate to the description of the project supplied. The covering letter should be no more than two pages.
2. Academic / Professional Qualifications: Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (7.0 IELTS minimum).
3. References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include the references with their application.
4. Curriculum Vitae: This should be no longer than two pages.
5. Research Proposal: The proposal should build directly on the project description that has been supplied. The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:
• Your reflections on the title, aims and purpose of the research;
• An overview of some key research literature relevant to the study;
• Your proposals for developing the design and methods of the study;
• A description of potential outcomes of the project for understanding, knowledge, policy and practice (as appropriate to the topic);
• Bibliographic references
This program is available in English only. To request information in Welsh, please contact the Postgraduate Recruitment Team (email@example.com).
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