Saturday, January 12, 2008

PhD Studentship in Biological Sensors, De Montfort Univ, UK

An exciting and challenging PhD studentship has become available in the development of nano-scale materials and their applications within the field of biological sensors. The project will be run jointly between the School of Pharmacy and the Emerging Technologies Research Centre at De Montfort University, and is truly interdisciplinary in nature.

This project requires collaborations that bring together the fields of electronic engineering, chemical engineering and nanotechnology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop skills in material development, synthesis and characterisation and eventually device fabrication and testing. In doing so, the student will have the opportunity to study a range of techniques such as the solution synthesis of nanomaterials, scanning probe microscopy and plasma deposition of electronic materials.

We are looking for an enthusiastic student who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary environment. The candidate will become part of a project team drawn from the areas of the physical and life sciences. Consequently, it is hoped that novel interdisciplinary research will be developed in the course of the study.

The studentship is fully-funded, covering University tuition fees and provides a bursary. Both national and international candidates can apply for the studentship.

Prospective candidates should have an urge to learn about electronic materials/devices and biosensors and have a 1st class or 2.1 undergraduate degree in electrical or electronic engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science or a related subject. Knowledge of and experience in deposition techniques and exposure to a device fabrication environment would be an advantage, but is not essential.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Shashi Paul (Email:pshashi[at], Tel: +44-(0)116 207 8548.

Only the short listed applicants will be contacted.