DSTL Studentships 2012
These studentship positions are now closed
Security Lancaster has four fully-funded DSTL PhD studentships to study behavioural aspects of Internet security. The studentships are available for three years from 1 October 2012, and will be based at Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool. The four available studentships are:
- PhD-1: Language correlates of group trust and its relationship to group effectiveness
- PhD-2: Weak signals as predictors and influencers of collective action in social media
- PhD-3: The hijacking of trust: Assessing plausibility and risk in cyberspace
- PhD-4: Moving from anomaly detection to anomaly handling
All students will receive training in social science research methods through MethodsNorthwest, an integrated programme across the Universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and Manchester. All will also receive training in transferable skills through Lancaster/Liverpool's extensive PhD development programme, and may access additional statistics training through the Statistics and Operational Research Doctoral Training Centre (STOR-i). Alongside this training, the student will have access to the facilities of the recently awarded EPSRC-GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. This includes dedicated lab space for post-docs and PhD students, infrastructure for research pertaining to networking and communications, and devices and platforms for studies of users' cyber behaviours in embedded, mobile settings.
Applicants should be motivated, ambitious, and able to demonstrate an interest in the PhD area for which you are applying. You should hold, or expect to gain, a First class or Upper 2.1 honours degree, or its equivalent in a relevant discipline. Having or expecting to gain a Masters qualification with RCUK recognised research training will be an advantage.
These studentships are open to UK/EU students and will cover tuition fee and an RCUK equivalent maintenance allowance. All students will receive their own generous research support budgets (e.g., for training, conference travel, and to pay participants) and an associated travel budget, which can be used to attend national and international conferences.
To apply, please email a CV, transcript of marks, 2 academic references, and a 750 word statement of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In your statement of interest please indicate the studentship for which you are applying and provide an explanation for why you wish to do a PhD in that particular area.
Informal enquiries are welcome, and should be addressed to Dr Daniel Prince email@example.com, Tel: 01524 510432) in the first instance.