Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a PhD studentship in the Department of Mathematics, University of Portsmouth, to start in October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Potential supervision areas for this studentship are: chaos; various aspects of Hamiltonian dynamics, including phase space transitions and integrability and non-integrability; delay-differential equations; arrays of coupled oscillators; dynamically evolving networks; and stochastic dynamics. Potential candidates are advised to look at http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/maths/research/ncsg/ for more information on research themes and staff members. . Applicants should have, or expect to shortly receive, an honours degree (at least II.i or equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related discipline.
Informal enquiries may be addressed (preferably by email) to the Head of Department, Professor Andrew Osbaldestin: [Email Address Removed] or any member of the research group. Applications (preferably by email) should consist of a letter of application explaining your reasons for applying for the position and your initial thoughts on a research area, a detailed CV (including expected or actual degree class), together with the names and contact details of two academic referees and be sent to Ms Anne McCormack, Department of Mathematics, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3HF: [Email Address Removed] Closing date: 17 September 2010. Applications received after this date may also be considered until the position is filled.
The studentship is open to citizens of EU countries and is for 3 years to cover tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £13,590 per annum.