mathematical sciences at the university of Liverpool

Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentship

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool invites applications for at least four Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentships leading to a PhD and commencing study from the 1st October 2021 or earlier. For two of the awards, special consideration will be given to candidates who are applying to work in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics under the supervision of Ehsan Azmoodeh, and in Stochastics and Probability under the supervision of Linglong Yuan and Takis Konstantopoulos. We particularly welcome applications from female candidates.

Award Value: Two studentships are for 3.5 years and two are for 4 years. Each studentship is fully funded, covering University fees at the level set for UK students plus a stipend (tax-free maintenance grant of £15,285 [2020/21], subject to increase in future years).

Award conditions: DTP students will spend their time working towards the objectives of the chosen PhD programmes (teaching assistant duties will be provided on a voluntary basis and paid separately).

Eligibility: The studentships are primarily reserved for students who have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education). We also encourage EU citizens to apply, but they will have to start their position no later than 31st July 2021 in order to be eligible. In exceptional circumstances non-UK and non-EU students may be eligible.

Candidates will need to secure the endorsement of their proposed supervisor(s). To achieve this, candidates should contact the proposed supervisor(s) and have them confirm to spspgr@liverpool.ac.uk that they agree to be their project advisor before 31st January 2021.

Deadline: The deadline for receiving applications is 31st January 2021. Please make contact with a project supervisor(s) and then apply online and mention the DTP positions in the box about possible sources of funding. All shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to a Skype/Zoom interview. We are likely to make offers soon after the deadline.

Supporting documents: School or college transcripts/certificates; university transcripts and degree certificates; evidence of English language proficiency (non-UK applicants only); 2 letters of reference (the cut-off deadline for them to be submitted is 3rd February 2021); research proposal or areas of interest.

For general information please contact the School's PGR student experience team via email spspgr@liverpool.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)151 794 4043.