Life Sciences Research Studentships

Four years, full time

Applications are being invited for 19 full-time studentships, consisting of a fee waiver and annual stipend of £16,000, for three years commencing in January 2016 to candidates with a Home fee status in the following areas:

FST 1: Using multi-sensory cues to study and curate autobiographical memories in dementia

FST 3: The Inclusive Museum: Examining the impact of multisensory audio description on memorability

FST 6: QuRapID: Point of care, needle--‐free differential diagnosis of <15 hemorrhagic fever disease agents

In addition to PhD studies, candidates will be expected to undertake up to six hours a week assisting with teaching or other academic duties.

Applicants should normally have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their Bachelor Degree or equivalent and preferably a Masters degree.  Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency normally defined as IELTS: 6.5 (overall score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).

The Faculty of Science and Technology, is one of the largest faculties in the University and comprises of five departments: Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Computer sciences, and Engineering.  The Doctoral schemes in the Faculty cover different routes leading to PhD. These include traditional PhDs, PhD by published work, and Professional Doctorate.  Our research active staff together with 130 Doctoral students are part of Research Groups that hold regular meetings and research activities. The Graduate Centre provides opportunities for you to attend national and international conferences and attend relevant courses to strengthen your academic prowess. We hold variety of short lectures and workshops, as part of the overall university Doctoral Researcher Development Programme (DRDP) to extend your transferable skills. Doctoral tutors are assigned to assist you with your problems and direct you to the right channels where necessary. An annual Faculty conference (Postgraduate Fair) organised by the Graduate Centre is a venue for you to present your research work through oral and poster presentations, and journal clubs are events organised by students for students to share their research and exchange ideas.

The closing date is 5pm on 30 September 2015.

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