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Applications are invited from graduates in engineering and the physical and life sciences for four-year studentships in the newly-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular-Scale Engineering. The EPSRC funded Centre brings together internationally-leading researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield and will recruit 30 students over the next three years. Its focus is to train researchers to doctoral level in exciting, cross-disciplinary technology-led areas of molecular nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The organization of molecules at nanometre length scales is critical both to new technologies (for example, the emerging field of personalized medicine, where nanostructured assemblies of molecules form the basis of new types of ultra-portable, ultra-sensitive diagnostic system) and also to emerging fields of science (in areas as diverse as photosynthesis, molecular electronics and optics). Advances in all of these areas are underpinned by the development of basic, enabling technologies for the control, manipulation and interrogation of complex molecular environments at molecular resolution. These basic technologies facilitate new applications, by providing the means for their realization, and also create new science, by providing new tools with which to investigate the world.
Our Centre provides a carefully structured and extensive programme of taught, cross-disciplinary training, including advanced laboratory training that includes hands-on access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, a series of rotations through research laboratories to sample areas of activity prior to selection of a PhD, international and industrial internships, and the opportunity to pursue doctoral training with world-class academics working at the forefront of nanotechnology.
For further information visit: www.molecular-scale-engineering.org
Application deadline: 15 April 2013.