Graduate Teaching Assistant Studentship Big Data Analytics in Cloud Computing

3 year, full-time postgraduate studentship: £14,100 per annum (with all Home/EU fees paid)

The Studentship
This studentship is funded by the School of Computing & Mathematics, Faculty of Business, Computing and Law (BCL), University of Derby and provides an opportunity for a graduate to undertake a 3-year programme of research leading to the award of PhD, in the subject of in Big Data Analytics in Cloud Computing.

The PhD will be supervised by Prof Nick Antonopoulos (Head of School of Computing and Mathematics, Assistant Dean (Research) of Faculty of Business, Computing and Law) and Dr Lu Liu (University Reader in Distributed Computing), and will be undertaken on a full-time basis over three years.

The studentship will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU level, and will pay a bursary of £14,100 per annum (p.a.). There is also – subject to satisfactory progress – an extra £1,000 p.a. for professional development purposes. Fees for International (non-EU) Students will not be met by the Studentship. Non-EU students would be responsible for paying top-up fees to the relevant level.

If appointed and as part of your professional development, you may be asked to teach and/or demonstrate lab sessions for up to 6 hours per week.

To apply
Applications must be made using the RD02 form (MPhil/PhD by Thesis Application Form) which can be found in the link below. 

The RD02 form asks for a research proposal in section 8(e). Please use this space to clearly describe what your intended research plan is. The research proposal should be no more than 2-3 pages long and provide a state-of-the-art review on the specifics of the proposed research study, a list of aims and objectives, a section detailing the proposed methodology, a justification and a motivation for undertaking the proposed study, a referencing list and finally, a time plan of the research activity tasks.

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For more information on how to apply and for all the relevant documentation (including the application form and the list of the documents to submit with the application) please go to

Please forward your application to: Sue Henson (

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lu Liu, Email:  

Closing date for applications: 18th March 2013

Interviews: 18th April 2013

Please note that if you have not heard anything from us by the interview date, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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