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The area of research is within the sphere of contaminated land assessment and focuses specifically on the development of new assessment methodologies for residential properties that may be located on contaminated land. Such properties are at risk of determination by the Local Authority under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and hence are particularly contentious as the property owner may be liable for remediation costs. This project is highly relevant to today's property industry and offers great opportunity for involvement in an area of concern to many stakeholders, including Local Authorities, property developers, surveyors and solicitors, and there is a solid commercial basis for the project.
- Blackfryers Consultants
- Lancaster University
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre 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 £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and 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.
This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 200
- 06th August 2012