Research Opportunities - Research Posts

March 31, 2000

The following listing is for research posts #221> . Where possible a central contact person or office contact point has been given. Where there are several contact people they have been listed with the courses for which they have responsibility. If an institution does not appear in this list you should not assume that they do not offer post-graduate research degrees.

Key #221> Name of institution #221> For the sake of brevity the short version of an institution's name has been used. Validation #221> If an institution's courses are validated by another college its name is given in brackets. Contact names #221> A contact is given for each opportunity listed. Where there is a central contact for all an institution's opportunities in a particular area, the contact will be given once only. Qualification level #221> MSc, PhD etc. The figure in brackets indicates the number of places available where known. Mode of study #221> FT = Full Time PT = Part Time Funding #221> A = Assistantships available to students to undertake paid work while studying for a higher degree £ = Scholarship/ studentships available ? = Funding is a possibility.

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Research Posts #221>

Agriculture #221>

De Montfort U. Norman Borlaug Institute for Plant Science Research Dr NigelScott Tel: 0116 257 7723 Fax: 0116 257 7752*Research Fellows (2) Research B 3yrs*Research Technician 2 yrs (p)The successful applicants will contribute toone of the institute's key projects on rice grain filling or direct somaticembryogenesis in alfalfa.

Art and Design #221>

East Anglia U. Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania andthe Americas Francine Hunt Tel: 01603 592498 Fax: 01603 259401*Research Fellows(3) #3,750 3 months (p)For candidates undertaking research for publication inthe field of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

Biology #221>

Bristol U. Biological Sciences Dr P J Miller Tel: 0117 928 9000 Email:peter.miller@bristol.ac.ukResearch Fellows Research Assistants (p)

Built Environment #221>

Wolverhampton U. Built Environment Research Unit Dr Gary D Holt Tel: 01902322263; URL: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/~me1970/causes/research.html*Research Fellows 3 yrs*Research Assistants 3 yrs

Business and Management Studies #221>

Wales: Cardiff Institute (U. of Wales) Business, Leisure and Food Dr EleriJones Tel: 01222 506306 Fax: 01222 506931*Research Fellow (1) #12000-#16000pa2-3 yrs

Chemistry #221>

London: Queen Mary and Westfield College Chemistry Dr Roger Nix Tel: 0171775 33 Email: r.m.nix@qmw.ac.uk *Research Fellows *Research Assistants 3 yrs(p) The department is undergoing expansion through the provision of several newacademic posts.

Civil Engineering #221>

Loughborough U. Civil and Building Engineering Prof M Raoof Tel: 01509222610; URL: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/cv/research/research.html*Research Fellows *Research Assistants (p)

Clinical Laboratory Sciences #221>

Liverpool U. Pathology Dr T Helliwell Tel: 0151 706 4492 Fax: 0151 706 5859Research Fellow (1) 3 yrs (p) Research Assistant (1) 3 yrs (p) Awaiting funding.Pathology and Ophthalmology Dr Paul Hiscott Tel: 0151 706 4015 *ResearchAssistant (1) #16,000 pa 3 yrs (p) Action research project on corneal scanning.Sub-Department of Forensic Pathology Dr C P Johnson Tel: 0151 706 4301 Fax: 0151706 4302 Research Assistant (1) 1-2 yrs (p) Funding probably available early in1998.

Community-Based Clinical Subjects #221>

Birmingham U. General Practice Prof F D R Hobbs Tel: 0121 414 6764 Fax: 0121414 6571 *Research Fellows (2) RA1A-RA3 2 yrs Research Assistants (2) RA1B 2 yrs(p) Post holders would be employed on one of several research projects inprimary health care.

Computer Science #221>

Bristol: UWE Centre for Complex Co-operative Systems Nigel Baker Tel: 0117976 3992 Fax: 0117 976 3860 *Research Fellow (1) #20000pa approx 3 yrs *ResearchAssistants (2) #17000pa approx 3 yrs (p) Computing Alwyn Barry Tel: 0117 9763992 Fax: 0117 976 3860 *Research Assistant (1) 2 yrs (p) Teaching Companyassociate with the Database Group. Research in genetic algorithms. ComputingNigel Baker Tel: 0117 976 3992 Fax: 0117 976 3860 Research Assistants (3) 2 yrs(p) Teaching Company associates with a large telecommunications company.Research in distributed control and related areas. Northumbria U. Institutefor Image Data Research Dr John Eakins Tel: 0191 0191 2 4539; URL:http://www.computing.unn.ac.uk/~johne *Research Fellow (1) #14648-#22350pa 2.5yrs Investigation of ways of using findings from human visual cognition toimprove effectiveness of image retrieval systems. Institute for Image DataResearch Dr John Eakins Tel: 0191 2 4539; URL:http://www.computing.unn.ac.uk/~johne Software Engineer #14648-#22350pa 2 yrsPhD preferred development of our ARTISAN shape retrieval system into ageneral-purpose content-based image retrieval system and evaluate itseffectiveness in various contexts. Institute for Image Data Research MrsMargaret Graham Tel: 0191 2 4646; URL: http://www.computing.unn.ac.uk/~johne*Research Assistant (1) #14648-#22350pa 2 yrs (p) Investigating informationseeking behaviour of image users in particular subject areas.

East and South Asian Studies #221>

Westminster U. Chinese Harriet Evans Tel: 0171 911 5000 ext 4335 Fax: 0171911 5001 Research Assistants 6-12 months (p)

Food Science and Technology #221>

Wales: Cardiff Institute (U. of Wales) Business Leisure and Food Dr EleriJones Tel: 01222 506306 Fax: 01222 506931 *Research Assistant (1)#10000-#12000pa 2-3 yrs (p)

General Engineering #221>

London: Queen Mary and Westfield College Engineering Dr J P Latham/Dr AMunjiza Tel: 0171 975 5435/5300 Fax: 0181 983 3052 *Research Assistant (1)#9,530 pa 2 yrs Project on Packing of Rock Fragments. The work will focus onnumerical simulation backed up with physical models.

Hospital-Based Clinical Subjects #221>

Liverpool U. Surgery Prof J P Neoptolemos Tel: 0151 706 4175 Fax: 0151 7065798 Research Fellows (5) 1-3 yrs (p) Research Assistants (3)

Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering #221>

Bristol: UWE Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Prof Alan Winfield Tel:0117 976 2534 Fax: 0117 976 3966 *Research Assistant (1) #14000-#15000pa 1.5-2yrs (p)Teaching Company Scheme Associateship in mechanical and structuralengineering in Bristol. Brunel U. Mechanical Engineering Prof L C Wrobel Tel:01895 4000 ext 2907 Fax: 01895 256392 *Research Assistants (3) #7,000-#9,000pa3 yrs (p) One internal combustion engines; one refrigeration; one hydraulicnetworks.

Metallurgy and Materials #221>

Brunel U. Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing Prof M J Bevis Tel: 018954000 Fax: 01895 203376 *Research Fellows (3) #15,000 pa 1 yr min (p)

Medicine: Related Studies #221>

Bristol: UWE HSC/Engineering The Personnel Officer, Frenchay Tel: 0117 9656261 ext 37 Fax: 0117 976 3814 *Research Assistants (2) #14648-#18500pa 3.5yrs (p) Project: Measurement and Modelling for the Avoidance of Occupational andSports Injury.

Pharmacology #221>

London: King's College Pharmacology Group Prof P G Jenner Tel: 0171 3334716 Fax: 0171 376 8150 *Research Fellows (5) *Research Assistants (5) (p)Contact individual members of the Pharmacology Group since opportunities varyfrom time to time.

Physiology #221>

Aston U. Vision Sciences Dr M G A Thomson Tel: 0121 359 3611 ext 5154 Fax:0121 333 4220 BBSRC PhD studentship for project on computational modelling ofimage perception.

Social Policy and Administration #221>

Sheffield Hallam U. Centre for Regional and Economic Social Research ProfPaul Lawless Tel: 0114 225 3526 Fax: 0114 225 3552 Research Assistants (2)#13-16,000 pa 1 yr (p)

Statistics and Operational Research #221>

Cambridge U. Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics Mrs SShea-Simmonds Tel: 01223 337958; URL: http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk *ResearchFellows *Research Assistants

Veterinary Science #221>

Edinburgh U. Preclinical Veterinary Sciences Prof P J Brophy Tel: 0131 6506105 Fax: 0131 650 6576 *Research Fellow (1) 3 yrs (p) *Research Assistant (1) 3yrs (p) Molecular biology area of expertise. Veterinary Pathology Prof Nash/DrHopkins/Dr Fazakerley Tel: 0131 650 6165 Fax: 0131 650 6511 *Research Fellows(3) 3 yrs

About this service #221>

The THES Research Opportunities Service aims to list the current availability of opportunities for postgraduate research training.

The listings include details of new research posts. Although courses from more than 140 institutions are represented here it is not an exhaustive listing.

Some institutions have not wished to list their courses in this way; so you should not assume that institutions not featuring in these lists have no courses to offer. This listing should give a good flavour of the wide variety of research training on offer at higher education institutions in the United kingdom.

Potential students should not make decisions on the basis of this listing alone. Potential candidates should contact the institutions of their choice directly if they wish to discuss their future plans. They should not contact The THES or the compilers of this listing.

Quality of degrees #221>

All UK universities in membership of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals have power to award British degrees after either courses of study or programmes of research, and some colleges of higher education have one or both of these powers.

Other colleges provide courses or programmes which are validated by an institution which has those powers. Courses of this kind are listed under the name of the college which runs them; the name of the validating institution, which finally awards the degree, is in brackets.

The compilers #221>

This list has been compiled by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (CSU) on the basis of returns from institutions. CSU is an agency of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, the Standing Conference of Principals of Colleges and Institutes of higher education and the Committee of Scottish Centrally Funded Colleges.

This information has been provided for information purposes only. It is not definitive and does not take precedence over the official publications of universities and colleges.

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and that those institutions which wanted to take part have been included, CSU an accept no responsibility for errors or omissions.

Any queries about this list should be addressed to the data collectors, Mayflower Directories Production, Ro Dew, West Looe Hill, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2HH. Tel: 01503 264454. Fax: 01503 264821. Email: resopps@mayflower-cc. co.uk. All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the publishers.

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