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									PhD Studentship

Step Change in Agri-foods Logistics Ecosystems

Cranfield School of Management – one of Europe’s top management schools – is offering this full-
time PhD studentship within its Supply Chain Research Centre working on the SCALE project. The
SCALE project has the ambitious goal of both increasing economic competitiveness and improving
environmental sustainability of food and drink supply chain logistics in the context of rising food
demands, increasing energy prices and the need to reduce environmentally damaging emissions
across the North West European (NWE) region.

Cranfield University is the lead partner on the project with a direct responsibility for work package
two which acknowledges that collaboration across national boundaries and entire networks may
need new innovative business models to support the alignment of strategy, which will enable the
delivery of an optimal solution for the network as opposed to localised approaches. The successful
candidate will be involved in the research, development and validation of a collaborative framework
suited to the needs of the food and drink logistics sector. The framework will facilitate the
development of multi-party collaborative relationships to improve the overall sustainability of food
and drink logistics ecosystems in the NWE region. The studentship is tenable for 3 years from 1st
May 2012.

Applications are invited from exceptionally qualified candidates for this funded full-time studentship
under the supervision of Dr Denyse Julien. Given the integrative nature of the project candidates
with a background/experience in the food sector and also knowledge of sustainability or network
collaboration would be desirable. Any relevant specialist masters degree would be an advantage.
General admission requirements are available on the website.

UK, EU and international candidates may apply. The studentship will cover full payment of fees at
the UK/EU rate of £6,500 per annum and provide an annual maintenance grant of £13,590.

Full details of the PhD programme are available on the doctoral programme pages of the School’s
website and cover admission requirements, fees, frequently asked questions and the application and
selection process. Application is online and candidates are required to provide a 1500 word
research proposal. Please indicate ‘SCALE project’ clearly in your application.

The closing date for applications is 29th February 2012. For an informal discussion about the
project, please contact Dr Denyse Julien tel +44 (0)1234 751122, email
Logistics-and-Supply-Chain-Management .

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