Swansea University College of Science/EPSRC PhD Scholarship 2017/2018

PhD studentship in nano biotechnology and optical spectroscopy

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2018

Start date: 1 October 2018

Supervisors: 

Project overview

Swansea University is seeking a top class candidate to undertake a PhD studentship in the field of nano biotechnology and nanomedicine. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary and dynamic research environment. The project will involve developing macro and nanoscale spectroscopic methods including micro-Raman, tip-enhanced Raman and infra-red spectroscopy and imaging with an aim of developing cyber physical systems for early diagnosis of diseases. You will be based at the Department of Chemistry, and work in a dynamic collaborative environment with the Centre for Nano Health, Swansea Medical School, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating and industry partners. Such research will enable faster and cheaper diagnostic methods required in industrialised as well as in the developing world. This PhD studentship offers an exciting opportunity to combine optical spectroscopy, data analytics and machine learning. 

Swansea University strongly encourages research collaboration worldwide and there may be opportunities for short term secondment in internationally leading laboratories in the UK or abroad. This opportunity also provides a substantial tax free stipend equivalent to many graduate jobs.

Relevant web links: Centre for Nano Health http://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/research/researchfacilities/nanohealth/

Department of Chemistry

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/chemistry/chemistryresearch/

For informal enquiries, please contact Deb Roy at deb.roy@swansea.ac.uk

Academic Requirements:

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree and/or a Master's degree with Merit (or equivalent qualification) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Engineering or related discipline and interest in combining informatics with physical science. 

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.

Residency Criteria:

This PhD scholarship is open to UK or EU applicants, or applicants with indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Funding:

For UK candidates:  this is a three year fully-funded EPSRC scholarship covering UK tuition fees and the standard RCUK stipend.  The stipend for 2018/2019 is £14,777.

For EU candidates, this three-year EPSRC scholarship covers EU tuition fees only. 

How to apply:

Candidates must complete and submit the following documentation by the stated deadline.

To apply for this studentship, please download the the research scholarship application form and return it to the College of Science within stated deadline with the following:

  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to science-scholarships@swansea.ac.uk
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications. 
  • A recent CV
  • Candidates should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and how they would choose to develop the project.

Please email the documents to science-scholarships@swansea.ac.uk or post them to:

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