PhD Studentship: Transition from Education to Work Urban Segregation and Inequality Research Project

SDS (Skills Development Scotland)

Project Title: “Transition from Education to Work”

Closing date for applications: 20th September 2013

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented quantitative graduate to research the impact of neighbourhood inequalities on transitions from education to employment using world-class data supervised by a leading interdisciplinary research team. The successful applicant will be located at the heart of the Urban Segregation and Inequality Research Project, part of the £4m ESRC AQMEN Research Centre, and work alongside other researchers investigating related topics, methods and data. The studentship is a well-resourced 3-year scholarship, co-funded by SDS (Skills Development Scotland) and the ESRC and offering the student unique access to policy and practitioner expertise and impact. The successful applicant will start as soon as possible.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

This is a quantitative project using spatio-temporal and longitudinal methods applied to large datasets, jointly supervised between the School of Social and Political Sciences, the School of Education and the School of Mathematics and Statistics. As such, we would expect candidates to have strong statistical, computing and data analysis skills. Applications are welcome from candidates with either a mathematics/statistics background, and/or a social science/economics/geography background.

How to Apply:

To apply by email, please click on the Apply button bellow. Candidates should send (1) a full CV and (2) a covering letter  to Professor Gwilym Pryce. The covering letter should explain how your skills and interests fit with the proposed research project (further details below). We anticipate the studentship starting 1st October 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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If you have any queries or need any further information, please contact Professor Gwilym Pryce (

Closing Date: 20th September 2013

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