PhD Studentship for Microfluidics for Bacteria Diagnostics

University College London

United Kingdom

 

Vacancy Information

This studentship provides an opportunity for a UK/EU national candidate to join a 4-year study program in UCL's Department of Mechanical Engineering.The studentship aims at producing novel, low cost, point of care tools for the rapid detection of bacteria. With an emphasis on early diagnosis and stratification of sepsis, a life threatening and poorly diagnosed condition affecting millions of people worldwide.

Studentship Description

A 4-year PhD studentship is available at UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering for an enthusiastic student interested in Microfluidics for bacteria diagnostics.

Person Specification

Applicants should ideally have a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree or equivalent, to join this project. They should demonstrate a strong interest in the field of bio-microfluidics and a set of skills that places them in a good position to conduct research on the interface between engineering and biology. They should demonstrate good knowledge of fluid mechanics or microfluidics, strong analytical skills, creativity and an aptitude for experimental work. Experience in experimental design, instrumentation and Matlab and working in a collaborative interdisciplinary research environment are desirable. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

Eligibility

This funding is for UK/EU nationals. Please do not enquire about this studentship if you are ineligible. Please refer to the following website for eligibility criteria:https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/research-degrees/mechanical-engineering-mphil-phd

Application Process:

Eligible applicants should first contact Prof Stavroula Balabani, (s.balabani@ucl.ac.uk) quoting the Job reference. Please enclose a cover letter (including the names and contact details of two referees), one-page research statement and two pages CV. The supervisory team will arrange interviews for short-listed candidates. After interview, the successful candidate will be given instructions to formally apply online via the UCL website. For further information, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospectivestudents/graduate/research/application.

Contact Name
Professor Stavroula Balabani

Contact Details

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Closing Date
31 May 2019

Latest Time for the Submission of Applications
23:59

Interview Date
TBC

Studentship Start Date
July 2019


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