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Launch your successful career in private sector research and development and make a significant contribution to the global challenges of climate change and sustainable development.

  • Are you a final year undergraduate or graduate with ambition to reach the highest professional standing?
  • Do you want to develop your skills and experience to undertake a rewarding and well-paid career which uses your background in science or engineering?
  • Do you want to be part of a graduate team underpinning the development of radically new products and services?
  • Do you have what it takes to be a postgraduate at a world-class university?
  • Do you want to play your part in delivering a more sustainable world and meet the challenges of climate change?

If the answer is yes, then the Centre for Global Eco-innovation wants to hear from you.

1 Year Industry-led funded Masters by Research: Smart Gully Systems

Applications are invited for a funded 1 year Masters by Research project, leading to an MSc in Environment Science by Research. This project is to begin as soon as possible.

Smart Streets Data Modelling

"Smart cities" and "big data" are two topics which are creating a great deal of interest today. The use of some of this data in science, where analysis of vast data sets has become so much easier, is leading to new discoveries and possibilities.

This project brings together the use of environmental and geographical data with records gathered from our road systems to develop new protocols in the maintenance of our highways, delivering efficiency improvements and benefits to the environment.

The project will appeal to a statistician with an interest in geography and environmental impact

Project supervision

In Touch Ltd is a specialist in the Highways Maintenance sector and this project is focussed on connecting street assets to the "Internet of Things" to enable efficiencies and innovation within this often siloed area. Within Highways there are many stakeholders, each who have their own methods and systems of data collection. The business is bringing these sources together and overlaying new information to create smart modelling systems.

The Lancaster Environment Centre is a community of world class environmental researchers, high achieving students, government scientists and commercial enterprises working together to address today's biggest environmental challenges.

As one of the world's largest centres for environmental research, our academic expertise spans the natural and social sciences, offering balanced perspectives on what are complex societal challenges. Our teaching programmes and research reflect this diversity, operating at the crucial interface between the environment and society.

Application details

To apply for this opportunity please email with:

Application deadline

  • 12 noon Friday 13th December 2013

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

This project is part of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation which brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd.

The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.

By joining the centre you will receive a stipend payment of £13,726 over the year and a contribution of £2,000 will be paid towards your tuition fees by your partner business.

The appointed candidate will finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.