PhD Studentship in Fighting An Infectious Disease, A Fully Funded Studentship in UK

The University of Loughborough is currently accepting application for a PhD Studentship in Fighting Infectious Disease: Microfluidic Detection of Bacterial Infections. Scholars from UK, EU and overseas countries are welcome to apply. This studentship is a fully funded award. All of the interested candidates must submit application and the supporting documents no later than is 28th February 2015.

Studentship Description
This PhD Studentship is available in Fighting Infectious Disease: Microfluidic Detection of Bacterial Infections. Infectious disease poses a much larger threat to global health than ever before due to increasing anti-microbial resistance (AMR). To address the multidisciplinary research challenges of the AMR problem, a cross campus Mini-Centre for Doctoral Training (Mini-CDT) in ‘Fighting Infectious Disease’ has been established at Loughborough University. Aligning with the UK AMR Strategy, the Mini-CDT focuses on ‘bridging the gap’ for diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for drug-resistant infections through five multidisciplinary projects, each with a fully funded three-year PhD
studentship from the Graduate School starting on 1 October 2015.

Award Value
The winners of this studentship may expect to receive a tax free stipend of £13863 per annum for three years plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. For an international student, the difference in the UK/EU and international tuition fees will need to be met by the student or from other funding sources.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD research with a project on Fighting Infectious Disease: Microfluidic Detection of Bacterial Infections in the Chemical Engineering Department.

Place of Study
At the University of Loughborough, UK

Eligibility and Criteria
Each of the selected applicants will have, or expect to gain, a 1st class or high 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering or Biological field. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in microfluidic technologies, microbiology, biosensing or instrumentation development will be an advantage. Good communication, organizational and experimental skills with a demonstrable interest in multidisciplinary research are essential.

Applicants’ Nationality
UK, EU and International students are eligible to apply.

Application Instruction
This studentship should be applied through the online application form at the application link below. All applicants are required to submit the following documents: a cover letter, a CV and a short (1 A4 page maximum) research proposal, including your research interests, motivation for the project and the relevance of your background to the project.

Submission Deadline
28th February 2015.

Website and Application Link

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