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  • PhD Studentships in Bioengineering, Imperial College London

    The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College has fully funded PhD studentships available to start in October 2013. Fourteen fully funded PhD studentships were available in 2012, and we expect to award at least as many this year. The PhD Programme in Bioengineering provides interdisciplinary training at the interface between technology and biomedicine, delivered through an in-depth research project supplemented by specific training modules in computational and experimental methods.

    Research areas: The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College is the leading department of bioengineering in the UK and attracts outstanding students and researchers from around the world. Research in the Department is highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborations with many other Imperial College departments as well as leading London hospitals and other international centres of research. The Department's research interests lie within the following broad themes:

    Biomechanics
    Biomedical imaging and medical information systems
    Implants and regenerative medicine
    Biomedical devices, sensors and circuits
    Cellular, molecular and synthetic bioengineering
    Neurotechnology

    Please consult http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering/research for further details. Studentships may be supervised by any member of academic staff in the Department of Bioengineering; applicants should discuss the proposed research topic with potential supervisor(s) prior to application.

    Some examples of specific projects are advertised on http://www.findaphd.com , though many other projects are also available.

    Eligibility and funding: Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a good 2:1 or 1st class degree (or equivalent) in engineering, any of the physical sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, physiology or medicine. Studentships cover home/EU fees and bursary for three or more years and are open to UK and EU candidates, as well as to overseas candidates who are able to pay the difference between home and overseas fees. Several studentships available are fully funded overseas studentships for Chinese students through the China Scholarship Council, including maintenance, fees, and travel expenses. Please see website (http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/internati...ps/cscimperial) for full details of these scholarships. In addition to departmentally funded places, applicants to the Department will also be considered one of 50 available Imperial College PhD Scholarships (http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/studentfi...olarshipscheme).

    Application process:
    1. Visit the research and academic staff pages of the Bioengineering website to identify topics of interest and appropriate supervisors
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering/research
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering/people/staff
    2. Contact your chosen supervisor(s) directly, to devise or discuss potential projects
    3. Make your official application via the Imperial College online application system
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/registry/...s/howtoapplypg
    4. Your supervisor will contact you to arrange for an interview

    NB those applying for a China Scholarship Council scholarship will also need to make a separate application - please consult the International Office web page for full details of this application process.

    Deadline: To be considered you must apply, and ensure that references have been received, by 31st January 2013. You should contact your chosen supervisor well before the deadline to ensure that they have sufficient time to review your application and arrange an interview.

    Candidates who do not meet this deadline will be considered for the PhD programme but not for Departmental funding.

    Why study Bioengineering at Imperial College London?
    Imperial College London was ranked 3rd in Europe and 8th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012. The Department of Bioengineering achieved excellent results in both the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises, confirming our position as the leading Department of Bioengineering in the UK.
    We are committed to the personal development of each PhD student. This ethos has led to very high levels of PhD student satisfaction, as can be seen here: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/bioengine.../phd/pres_2011.
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