PhD Studentship (ESRC South Coast DTP) – Simulation modelling to inform the design and delivery of skills training for the future UK workforce
A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2018/19 Academic Year.
It is often quoted in the media that in 25 years’ time, around 65% of today’s primary school children will be doing jobs that do not currently exist. It is possible that many of today’s lower-skilled jobs will be done by robots in future! Nevertheless, policy decisions regarding the education and skills training that this generation will require have to be made today. This mixed-methods research will focus on lower-skilled jobs and selected economically deprived populations, and will combine qualitative data analysis with computer simulation modelling (using a system dynamics approach) to develop a decision support tool for policy-makers.
Supervisory Team: Dr Steffen Bayer (Southampton Business School, Lead Supervisor) (S.C.Bayer@soton.ac.uk), Prof Sally Brailsford (Southampton Business School), Prof Pauline Leonard (Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology)
Further details: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SCDTP947517TR
For further information about this project, please contact me (S.C.Bayer@soton.ac.uk). For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This opportunity is open to UK residents. https://esrc.ukri.org/skills-and-careers/studentships/prospective-students/am-i-eligible-for-an-esrc-studentship/
The closing date for applications is 25th June 2018.