EPSRC PhD Studentship Innovative Manufacturing of Medical Devices

Reference Code: ME012

Closing Date: 12th April 2013


Name of the supervisor(s)
Professor K Dalgarno, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Doctoral Training Account

Duration of the award
3 year PhD; start date between October 2013 and January 2014.

Project description
Applications are invited for a PhD research studentship associated with the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing for Medical Devices, a major new research initiative recently awarded to Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Bradford Universities. The Centre will develop stratified and personalised approaches to the design, manufacture and delivery of musculoskeletal medical devices.

Based at Newcastle University, you will focus on developing new material processing techniques, with advanced biomaterials, in order to create new types of medical device which can be manufactured in clinic. 

The work will include device and machine design, prototype development, experimental testing, modelling and analysis and presentation of results.

Value of the Award and Eligibility
Depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a full or a partial award. A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,590 (2012/13). A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only.

Person Specification
Applications are sought from candidates with a minimum of an upper-second-class Honours degree or a MSc in a related subject (mechanical engineering, materials science, biomaterials, bioengineering or a related discipline). The ideal candidate will have experience with laboratory work and experimental research; have good theoretical and practical knowledge of their subject area and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary subject area.

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How to Apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form, via the apply button below,
inserting the reference number ME012 and selecting ‘PhD School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering -  Mechanical and Systems Engineering’ as the programme of study. Only mandatory fields need completing (no personal statement or research proposal is required) and a covering letter, CV and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualification must be attached. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number ME012 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project.

You should also send a copy of your CV and covering letter, quoting the reference number ME012, direct to Professor Kenny Dalgarno (kenny.dalgarno@ncl.ac.uk).

Further Information
Interviews are planned for Thursday 9 May 2013.

For further information please contact:
Professor Dalgarno
E-mail: kenny.dalgarno@ncl.ac.uk

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