Studentship Vacancies

Web-scale research analytics for identifying high performance and trends: data-driven approaches to scientometrics

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£14,553 per year plus fee bursary, Ref: 10707
Based in Milton Keynes

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is home to internationally recognised researchers in semantic technologies, natural language processing, artificial intelligence and digital libraries. KMi offers students an intellectually challenging environment with exceptional research and computer facilities.

We are currently offering a fully-funded studentship commencing February 2018. Applications are invited from UK, EU and international students for full time, 3-year study on the following PhD topics. We strongly recommend that you contact Petr Knoth to discuss your interest prior to writing your proposal.

Your proposal is to be based on the following topic:

  • Web-scale research analytics for identifying high performance and trends: data-driven approaches to scientometrics (1 position available – supported by JISC). This topic will look into new forms of research assessment analysis based on textual data in research publications. It is expected that the PhD will go further into analysing the propagation of facts through research literature forming a research network. We expect the applicant to work on the intersection of text analysis, social networking and general data mining/analysis.

You will have a first or upper second class degree from a UK university or equivalent and ideally a relevant Master’s degree. Unless from a majority English-speaking country, non-EEA applicants will require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each element of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. IELTS Certificates are valid for a period of 2-years. All applications are assessed as to their quality, the fit with The Open University research priorities and the availability of supervisors in the relevant field.

Deadline: Applicants will be interviewed as soon as possible after they formally apply. The studentships are available until they are filled.

Interviews: to be advised

For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 654774 or email kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

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Contact

For informal enquiries please contact:

Petr Knoth
Research Fellow
Email - Petr Knoth Website Icon
Tel. +44 (0)1908 654548.

For detailed information and how to apply call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 654774 or email kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy


How to apply

It is strongly recommended that applicants contact the named contact point for the project of interest to get more information about the project in question. It is also important to read the online prospectus before downloading and completing the 10-page MPhil/PhD application form.

Applications should be sent by email to research-degrees-kmi@open.ac.uk (please CC kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk when submitting applications) and should include a covering letter, MPhil/PhD application form, a research proposal (a maximum of 2,000 words), and a full CV, giving contact details for two academic referees.

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