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  Neural dynamics of drug-paired memory in the mouse brain
  Dr D Dupret
Application Deadline: 22 April 2020

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Applications are invited from UK or EU residents to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists studying brain network mechanisms supporting memory-guided behaviour.
  PhD Position in Cryo Electron Microscopy of Rhodopsin Cyclases
  Prof P Wendler
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Eukaryotic rhodopsin guanylyl cyclases (RhGC) and rhodopsin phosphodiesterases (RhPDE) combine a rhodopsin photoreceptor module with an enzymatic unit that catalyzes the conversion of cyclic nucleotides to the corresponding 5’-phosphate nucleotide or vice versa.
  USW DTA Energy Studentship: Optimised drive topologies for energy efficient electric aircraft platform
  Dr R Navaratne
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

USW is part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in Energy, a University Alliance initiative which aims to deliver a new approach to postgraduate research opportunities.
  Developing a multiscale description of complex fluids from the molecular to the continuum scales
  Dr L Lue, Dr D Kivotides
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Engineers have traditionally used continuum equations to model processes, such as the Navier-Stokes equation for fluid flow. These methods require constitutive relations that encode the properties of the fluid; these are typically determined empirically and have limited predictive capabilities.
  What makes particle packings stable? Novel answers to a baffling question
  Dr M Haw, Dr L Lue, Dr K Dobson
Applications accepted all year round

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Soils, catalysts, nanoporous materials, pharmaceutical tablets, sand dunes. all are packings of particles, with microstructure on scales from nanometre to centimetre.
  The Migration of Droplets in Multi-Material Problems and Dispersed Multiphase Flows
  Dr M Lappa
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The relevance of droplet dynamics and related non-equilibrium phenomena in several industrial applications and manufacturing techniques calls for new advanced studies using the tools of thermodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Machine learning and portfolio approaches to cystic echinococcosis area risk classification and prioritisation of interventions
  Dr J Prada
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonotic parasitic disease of significant public health concern in many parts of the world. For example, over 5,000 new CE cases are reported in South America every year and a recent study has estimated that more than 150,000 people in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey might be affected by CE.
  Creating an Analysis Toolbox for Ultrafast 2D-IR Spectroscopy
  Prof N Hunt
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a cross-disciplinary PhD project that aims to develop new data analysis methods for use with ultrafast 2D-IR spectroscopy.
  Array Antenna Design Optimisation for 5G / 6G Mobile Communication Systems
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr S J Porter
Applications accepted all year round

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Large array antennas are of great interest for 5G / 6G mobile communication systems.
  Developmental dynamics for Network-on-Chip systems
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Dr G Tempesti
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The Network-on-Chip (NoC) paradigm, a subject of intense research in both the academic and the industrial worlds, is based on the parallel execution of program threads on many relatively simple processing elements.
  Dielectric measurements with a 3D printer
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr M P Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The dielectric properties of an object – its permittivity and conductivity – give us useful information about it in fields ranging from non-destructive testing to body composition studies.
  Electromagnetic dosimetry in a reverberant environment
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr M P Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The aim is to assess how much power is absorbed in the human body from exposure to radiation from mobile phones, hand-held radios, and other microwave sources.
  Game theory based secure transmission techniques for physical layer security
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr K Cumanan
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Recently, physical layer based secrecy communication has received considerable attention due to its suitability for dynamic network configurations and distributed processing techniques.
  Investigations into autonomous adaptable hardware
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof A M Tyrrell
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

For systems to become truly autonomous we must develop methods that will allow hardware devices/systems to adaptable in an intelligent and appropriate way to environmental changes and component failures.
  Liquid Transistors: Real-time Probabilistic Computing with Non-linear Analogue Components
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Dr M Trefzer
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

"Perfection has always been expensive". An area where this is certainly true, and is rapidly becoming more so, is electronic systems design where the goal is to perform useful, stable computation.
  PhD Candidate in Chemistry, Sydney Australia
  Dr N Rijs
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

One PhD scholarship ($27,596.00 per year, 3.5 years duration) is available for the ARC funded project “Deconstructing molecular self-assembly by advanced mass spectrometry” with research leader Dr.
  Multi-fidelity Modelling of Electronics Cooling
  Dr J Tyacke
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Electronics cooling is critical to the reliable performance of a vast array of todays technologies including datacentres, electric vehicles, avionics, telecommunications to name only a few.
  Multiscale Simulation of Fluid Dynamics
  Dr E Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A project at the interface between Physics and Engineering, molecular simulation has the potential to provide new insights into the field of fluids dynamics, a vital and very active research area essential to Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
  Global cellular controls in eukaryotic cells
  Dr P Nurse
Application Deadline: 17 March 2020

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PhD Type

This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Paul Nurse’s Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick). The laboratory is interested in the global networks that regulate the eukaryotic cell cycle, cell form and cell growth.
  Resolving the impact of genomic instability and error prone DNA repair on radiation resistance through phylogenetic analysis in NSCLC
  Dr N McGranahan, Dr C Hiley
Application Deadline: 16 March 2020

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PhD Type

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK. In patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) chemoradiotherapy is the most common treatment.
  Theoretical PhD position in interactions of free-electron pulses with molecules at UCL
  Dr A Emmanouilidou
Application Deadline: 30 March 2020

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PhD Type

The Attosecond and Free-Electron-Laser Science Theory Group at UCL, http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapaem/index.html, is currently advertising a 3.5 year PhD position in the field of interaction of molecules with free-electron lasers.
  A 3-year PhD in modelling molecular dynamics at surfaces of 2D materials
  Prof A Shluger
Application Deadline: 20 July 2020

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PhD Type

This position is fully funded by the UCL-A*STAR Collaborative Programme via the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science (M3S CDT) at UCL.
  A Comparative Study of Metallic Ions in the Atmospheres of Earth and Mars
  Prof J Plane
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Metals are injected into planetary atmospheres by the ablation of interplanetary dust particles. The major species (Fe, Mg and Na) exist as atoms and ions that are excellent tracers of dynamics and chemistry.
  Learning to Learn: Multi-Task learning, transfer learning and meta-learning
  Dr V Ojha
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Multi-task learning, transfer learning, and meta-learning are three dimensions (sub-fields) of learning techniques, strategies and frameworks currently being investigated in machine learning communities.
  Reinforcement Learning based Recommender systems in the Era of Big Data
  Dr H Liang
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The general aim of this project is to develop novel algorithms to discover new knowledge about users’ individual interests, preferences, sentiment and emotional status, and information needs from large scale data, for the purpose of facilitating recommender systems to provide better personalized services for users.
  New Materials for Thermal Battery Insulation
  Prof A.V. Powell, Dr R Grau-Crespo
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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PhD Type

"A fully-funded PhD studentship is available to work on new metal-oxide materials, with applications in solid-state thermal batteries.
  Modelling the cardiovascular side-effects of anaesthesia
  Prof I Bojak
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

"Propofol is currently the anaesthetic most commonly employed in surgical operations. However, it has a variety of cardiovascular side-effects that are potentially life-threatening, in particular for fragile patients.
  Magnetic flux emergence on the Sun.
  Dr V Archontis
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A key open question in solar physics is how magnetic fields emerge from the solar interior to the surface of the Sun, to form sunspots and active regions.
  Applied Algebraic Topology in Geometry
  Dr R Hepworth, Dr M Grant
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

In recent years the techniques of algebraic topology have been applied to data analysis with great success, and the resulting subject areas of Applied Algebraic Topology and Topological Data Analysis have seen rapid growth.
  Equivariant homotopy and fusion systems
  Dr A Libman, Prof R Levi
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The p-local structure of a finite group G is given by the set of its p-subgroups and the information about how they are conjugated to each other.
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