PhD Studentship Image based fracture prediction diagnostic tool for avascular necrosis of the femoral head

School: Mechanical Engineering

Contact: Dr Sophie Williams



Closing date: 13 December 2013

Degree level: PhD

Scholarship type: UK/EU

Number available: 1

Fees: £3,950

Maintenance: £13,726 + industrial top up TBC

Further information:

In partnership with DePuy and EPSRC, the University of Leeds wishes to recruit an outstanding engineering or physical sciences graduate who wishes to embark on a career in medical engineering.

You will join the world leading Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, which houses over 100 graduate researchers and the largest experimental research facility in the world for joint simulation in a new purpose-built facility. You will work collaboratively with the research and development team of DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction based in Leeds, as part of a global research programme.

Supervised by Dr Sophie Williams, and co supervised by Dr Alison Jones (University of Leeds), and James Anderson (DePuy Synthes Joint reconstruction), you will research an image based fracture prediction diagnostic tool for avascular necrosis of the femoral head.

Start before 30 September 2014 for 42 months.

This studentship, which is open to UK/EU students in the first instance, will pay the academic fees at the EU/UK rate as well as providing an annual stipend of approximately £13,1726 per year (subject to increase in future years) plus an additional industrial contribution of up to £3,000.

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Interviews will be held in early January 2014.

How to apply:

Formal applications for research degree study should be made by clicking on the Apply button below.  Please state clearly on the funding section of the application form that you wish to be considered for the ‘DePuy EPSRC iCASE studentship AVN’. In the research information section please state the name Dr Sophie Williams. 

Please upload all the documents required as soon as possible.

  • Scanned degree certificate(s) and transcripts of marks achieved in previous degrees
  • Evidence of English language qualifications if your first language is not English and you do not hold a degree from an English-speaking country.
  • CV
  • 500 word statement of application

The Graduate Office will contact your named academic referees directly.

If you have any questions please contact our Graduate School Office.
t: +44 (0)113 343 8000

Minimum academic requirements:

Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) in engineering (Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering), physical sciences (Chemistry or Physics) or applied mathematics. Applicants will be expected to work in a multidisciplinary environment and work closely with industry. The opportunity will be appropriate for graduates wishing to pursue a career in medical engineering and medical device technology. In addition, evidence of high levels of communication and team-working skills are highly desirable.

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