Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Studentships

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool invites applications for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) studentships leading to a PhD and commencing study from 1st October 2020. We particularly welcome applications of women candidates.

Award Value: Each of the GTA studentships is for 3.5 years. It is fully funded, it currently covers University fees at the level set for UK/EU students plus provides a stipend in line with that paid to students funded by the research councils (tax-free maintenance grant of £15,009 [2019/20] and with rises anticipated in future years). Candidates from outside the EU are welcome to apply, but they should be aware that they need to find funding for to cover the difference between the overseas and the UK/EU student fees.

Award conditions: GTA's will spend most of their time working towards the objectives of a chosen PhD programme. The position comes with small teaching duties that will be paid on top of the stipend. The current rate is £15.99/hour. Candidates can apply to work in any area of Mathematical Sciences with an agreed supervisor.

Please see our complete list of sample PhD projects available


Eligibility: Each project studentship is available to all applicants but the University fees are covered only at the UK/EU rate. In order to be eligible, candidates will need to secure the endorsement of their proposed supervisor(s). In order to achieve this, candidates should contact the proposed supervisor(s) and have them confirm to that they agree to be their project advisor before the deadline.

Deadline: The deadline for receiving applications is 5pm on Friday 31st January 2020. Please make contact with a project supervisor(s) and then apply online and mention the GTA positions in the box about possible sources of funding. All shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to visit the department, or interviewed on Skype, in order to discuss the opportunities available. We are likely to make offers soon after that.

Supporting documents: School or college transcripts/certificates; university transcripts and degree certificates; evidence of English language proficiency (EU/Overseas applicants only); 2 letters of reference (to be received by 7th February 2020); research supervisor(s). You may name more than 1 project and order your preference, if applicable. (Only the endorsement of the supervisor(s) to 1 project is required to be eligible). Please also supply your Skype contact details.

For general information please contact the School's PGR student experience team via email or phone 0151 794 4043.