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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student positions in computer science, Liverpool (U.K.)

We will have one International doctoral studentship (IDS) (to be awarded 
by the school of EEECS), 2 or 3 Doctoral Training Grant (DTG) 
studentships, and one studentship funded by the CS department.

Eligibility: The IDS studentship is available to any applicant. The 
CS-funded studentship is available to any EU student. The DTG studentships 
are available to UK applicants and EU applicants who are currently 
studying in the UK. Funding covers 3 years of study. Applicants should 
have a strong undergraduate transcript and ideally an MSc degree.

The stipend payable to PhD students the next academic year (for living 
expenses) will be approx 13500 pounds, and in subsequent years will be 
raised in line with inflation.

Guidelines for Applicants

(*) The deadline for the first round of applications to be received is 
15th Feb 2012.
(*) Prospective PhD students should carefully read the web pages relating to PhD study at the 
department, in particular the detailed guidelines in the above list of links.
(*) In addition to your application via the university's UK Student Recruitment Office, please send
 a copy of your application directly to Prof. Paul Goldberg. This helps ensure consideration of 
applications sent shortly before the deadline. It should contain the following additional 
documentation (independently of whether it was already attached to the Standard Application Form 
mentioned above):
(*) Personal details such as contact information
(*) Up-to-date CV with education history (e.g. A level marks) + list of two referees with their contact information
(*) Recommendation letters in sealed envelopes (for referees not from the Department) or sent 
directly to Prof. Goldberg by the referees (email is acceptable).
(*) Official (up to date, for those who did not finish current study) exam transcripts. Current 
students at Liverpool may present transcripts from the Spider System.
(*) Research proposal: up to 2 A4 pages consisting of scientific interests and detailed proposed 
research and motivations
(*) proposed PhD supervisor, if you have contacted a specific member of academic staff who has 
agreed to act a supervisor
(*) Any published material or other documents (e.g. project work) providing evidence of quality.

Prof. Wiebe van der Hoek
Head of Department of Computer Science
University of Liverpool
tel (+44 151) 7954292 (office) (+44) 7970247480 (mobile)
fax             (+44 151) 79 54235
Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom