PhD Positions on Pollution Monitoring in Cities at University of York in UK, 2014

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The University of York is inviting applications for 12 PhD positions to work on the European Commission funded CAPACITIE (Cutting-Edge Approaches for Pollution Assessment in Cities) project which aims to develop novel approaches for assessing pollution in city environments. Successful candidates will be required to take up the PhD position on 1 March 2014 and will receive a competitive salary ( 38,000 Euro) and travel allowances for a period of 36 months. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 15 November 2013.

Study Subject(s): Positions are available in the area of pollution monitoring to work on CAPACITIE (Cutting-Edge Approaches for Pollution Assessment in Cities) project which aims to develop novel approaches for assessing pollution in city environments. The project will involve the Departments of Environment, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Physics and Sociology at York.
Course Level: Positions  are open for PhD program at University of York.
Scholarship Provider: The University of York (European Commission funded project)
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: To be eligible, you must hold at least an upper second class honours degree (BSc or equivalent) and be within four years of your first degree. The positions are only available to non-UK residents and those who have resided in the UK for less than 12 months in the last 3 years. We strongly encourage women to apply as CAPACITIE strives to achieve gender balance and promote women’s involvement in research.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Non-UK students can apply for these positions.

Scholarship Description: The University of York is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to train the next generation of interdisciplinary workers in the area of pollution monitoring. We are seeking 12 enthusiastic researchers, with an interest in environmental pollution, to work on the European Commission funded CAPACITIE (Cutting-Edge Approaches for Pollution Assessment in Cities) project which aims to develop novel approaches for assessing pollution in city environments. The project will involve the Departments of Environment, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Physics and Sociology at York. By joining the project, you will have the opportunity to work at a World leading University and to become part of an exciting research endeavor at the interface between environmental science, chemistry, electronics, and computer and social science. You will benefit from a series of CAPACITIE training courses on environmental pollution, monitoring technologies, environmental policy, smart cities and transferable skills. You will also be required to spend some time working with partner organisations (e.g. IBM, Siemens, Arup, PerkinElmer and the US Geological Survey) and will have the opportunity to travel to the CAPACITIE case study cities in Seoul and Berlin.

Number of award(s): Twelve PhD positions are available.

Duration of award(s): Positions are available for a period of 36 months.

What does it cover? The positions attract a salary of 38000 Euros, a generous travel allowance and waiver of registration fees.

How to Apply: Applications should be emailed to capacitie-office-at-york.ac.uk before Friday 15 November 2013. Applications should include 1) a covering letter indicating which PhD project(s) you are applying for and describing the reason for applying for a particular project; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) proof of proficiency in English, if from a non-English speaking country (e.g. IELTs certificate) and 4) two academic references. We anticipate that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during the first week of December. Please include the code or codes of the PhD(s) (e.g. PhD1) that you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 November 2013.

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