Fully Funded PhD Studentship at Loughborough University in UK, 2015

Loughborough University offers three years Fully Funded PhD studentship in Microfluidic Detection of Bacterial Infections within the Chemical Engineering Department. The successful candidate will have, or expect to gain, a 1st class or high 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering or Biological field. The studentship starts on 1st October 2015 and provides a tax free stipend of £13863 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. The closing date for applications is 28th February 2015.. 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 1st October 2015.. Studentship is available for pursuing PhD research programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Studentship is awarded for a project on Fighting Infectious Disease: Microfluidic Detection of Bacterial Infections in the Chemical Engineering Department.
Who can apply to this scholarship? The successful candidate 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.
Benefits of the scholarship: The studentship starts on 1st October 2015 and provides 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.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Studentship is awarded for three years.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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