This project is in competition with others for funding - success will depend on the quality and suitability of applicants, relative to those for competing projects. For further information, or to apply, contact Dr. Sean Twiss, [email protected]. Include: 1) two-page covering letter explaining your reasons for applying and why you selected this project, 2) CV with contact information for two references, 3) Full transcripts of previous qualifications. Only the best applicants will be asked to submit an application to the University. Deadline: 18th January 2019, students should contact Dr. Twiss well in advance for initial consideration. For eligibility requirements: View Website
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FTE Category A staff submitted: 39.00
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