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  Vulnerabilities’ and ‘Capabilities’ within the Context of Protracted Displacement Crises
  Dr K Sharapov, Dr T Guma
Application Deadline: 9 May 2020

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Whilst the ’vulnerabilities’ of individuals forced to cross borders and of internally displaced persons have been often highlighted and documented over several decades, less is known about the ’capabilities’ of displaced people themselves to respond to contexts of exile/displacement.
  Assessing the impact of multiple environmental stressors on Atlantic Ocean deep-sea ecosystems
  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
  Dr A Sweetman
Application Deadline: 5 December 2019

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Since the mid-20th century, pressure from fishing has increased along continental margins and offshore banks and seamounts worldwide, with many pelagic and benthic ecosystems having already been heavily impacted by trawling and substantial international concerns raised over the potential impacts of deep-water hydrocarbon exploration and production.
  Investigating thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour linked to flow, strength and deformation characteristics of soils
  Dr M Sutman
Application Deadline: 21 October 2019

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Understanding of the behaviour of saturated and unsaturated soils under subtle flow, temperature and pressure conditions is crucial and often involves coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) processes.
  Signal Processing and Machine Learning for microendoscopy sensing for in vivo pharmacology
  Dr J Hopgood, Dr KD Dhaliwal
Application Deadline: 21 October 2019

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As part of a recently awarded EPSRC grant, in partnership with GSK, we are seeking an engineering student with strong signal processing, image processing or machine learning qualifications and skills to develop algorithms to improve the quality of data received from an imaging and sensing system called Kronoscan.
  Novel Contrast Agents for Multimodal Molecular Imaging
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Dr M Vendrell Escobar, Prof A G Rossi
Application Deadline: 6 October 2019

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The development of contrast agents is an active area of research, where the basis for this interest is the expansion of molecular imaging as a high-resolution and non-invasive preclinical and clinical imaging modality.
  Next Generation Forensic and Incident Response Analysis Challenges
  Dr G Russell, Dr S McKeown, Prof B Buchanan, Dr P Leimich
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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This work will look at the state-of-the-art investigation challenges such as related to Tor Forensics, Memory Forensics, IoT Forensics, Triage, Image Forensics, and Cloud Forensics.
  The role of entropy in crystal structures
  Prof S Parsons
Applications accepted all year round

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A 3 year fully-funded PhD studentship is available to work on a collaborative project held between The University of Edinburgh and The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre to work on the role played by entropy in molecular crystal structures.
  Chemical Probes for Clinical Optical Imaging
  Prof M Bradley, Dr A Megia-Fernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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The EPSRC IRC Proteus (Proteus) - Multiplexed ’Touch and Tell’ Optical Molecular Sensing and Imaging - Lifetime and Beyond” is an Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Bath, Heriot Watt, Durham and Dundee.
  Mining Arguments from Natural Language Resources - Project ID SOC0015
  Dr S Wells
Applications accepted all year round

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Argument Mining is the automatic identification and extraction of argumentative structure from within real world textual resources such as Internet discourse, legal documents, or newspaper articles.
  PhD studentship in Security and Privacy of Distributed Systems, Networks, and the Internet of Things.
  Dr T Elahi
Application Deadline: 15 October 2019

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One fully funded PhD position to work with Dr. Tariq Elahi in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, in the area of Security and Privacy of Distributed Systems, Networks, and the Internet of Things.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Computational Techniques for the Flat Imager
  Prof D Reid
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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MBDA has patented a novel infrared (IR) imaging device known within the company as the Flat Imager. The Flat Imager is similar in design to a TOMBO* imaging system, in so far as the device will capture multiple similar images of a scene.
  Doctor of Engineering (Eng D): Process optimisation strategies for multiple COSI techniques
  Prof D Reid, Dr C Clemente, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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MBDA is expanding its research into Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI). One area of interest is Structured Imaging using, for example, Ladar (Laser Detecting and Ranging) to map a scene in real-time.
  Quantification of global impacts of static fishing gear using systematic review and meta-analysis
  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
  Prof M Kaiser
Application Deadline: 25 September 2019

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The use of static (passive) fishing gears is widespread around the globe. While static gear are considered more selective and less disturbing to marine environments than fishing gear such as bottom trawls, they are associated with their own unique environmental impacts.
  Understanding the consequences of scallop dredging in relation to seabed habitat types, conservation features and other industry sectors
  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
  Prof M Kaiser, Dr M Bell
Application Deadline: 25 September 2019

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This PhD will look at both broad scale and regional issues associated with scallop dredge fisheries in the UK.
  The effect of cyclic subsurface hydrogen storage on the mechanical and transport properties of reservoir rocks
  Research Group: Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering
  Dr S den Hartog, Dr A Busch
Application Deadline: 4 October 2019

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Hydrogen storage is a promising technology to account for fluctuations, e.g. seasonal, in the global energy demand. However, little is known about the response of the reservoir rocks to the related fluctuations in pore fluid pressure and chemistry.
  Modelling the effects on tumour phenotype and mutational landscape of common genetic variance linked with colorectal cancer susceptibility
  Research Group: MRC Human Genetics Unit
  Prof M Dunlop, Dr R Jackstadt
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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This PhD studentship funded by CRUK and is available to start in November 2019 at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, which is part of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh.
  Endohedral Fullerene Molecular Switches
  Prof E Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Prof. Eleanor E.B. Campbell FRS, School of Chemistry University of Edinburgh [email protected] Co-Supervisors.
  3D printing of micro-scale graded shape memory components for in-vivo actuated medical devices
  Prof D P Hand
Applications accepted all year round

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Micro-robots for medicine require highly controlled actuation at a micro-scale to provide controlled motion, testing of tissue compliance, biopsy, etc, and this is a prospect offered by functionally-graded shape memory alloys (SMAs).
  Design optimisation in tall buildings
  Research Group: Institute for Sustainable Building Design
  Dr M Gormley
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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dramatically changing the landscape of global cities. The creation of these complex vertical communities poses major operational challenges for the systems relied upon for occupant safety and the responsible management of water resources.
  Network integration for tall buildings
  Research Group: Institute for Sustainable Building Design
  Dr M Gormley
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The development of high-rise buildings is now at an unprecedented rate, with their number and scale rapidly and dramatically changing the landscape of global cities.
  Intertwining the Tangible and Intangible Aspects of Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM) SEBE0025
  Dr S Jaradat, Prof J Currie
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. We currently live in data-rich societies where we constantly collect various forms of data in both systematic and unsystematic ways.
  Raman and Fluorescence Signals for Clinical Optical Imaging
  Dr R.K Henderson, Dr N Finlayson
Application Deadline: 30 May 2020

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The EPSRC IRC Proteus (Proteus) - Multiplexed ’Touch and Tell’ Optical Molecular Sensing and Imaging - Lifetime and Beyond” is an Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Bath, Heriot Watt, Durham and Dundee.
  PhD in Biomedical Text-Mining & Natural Language Processing
  Dr I Simpson
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Expected start date. 1st November 2019 (negotiable). We have a fully funded PhD studentship available in the group to develop and apply text-mining and natural language processing (NLP) methods to biomedical literature and clinical records data to improve automated phenotype annotation and quantitative trait extraction.
  Application of stem cell technologies towards next-generation veterinary regenerative therapies
  Dr X Donadeu
Application Deadline: 24 September 2019

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We seek an enthusiastic PhD student with combined interests in stem cell biology and veterinary science to undertake an exciting project that will aim to take recent advances in stem cell science to the development of novel and effective regenerative tissue approaches for horses.
  Bionanotechnology-enabled monitoring of disease progression during cancer treatment
  Dr K Dunn, Dr B Qian
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and motivated student to undertake a fully-funded* four-year PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with biopharmaceutical company Celgene.
  Responsiveness to oral corticosteroids in recurrent wheeze of early childhood
  Prof S Cunningham, Prof S Lewis
Application Deadline: 4 October 2019

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We are offering a PhD opportunity, based within the The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), in applied asthma research for the academic year 2019/20.
  Object Detection and Tracking Using High-Speed 3D Image Sensors
  Dr I Gyongy
Application Deadline: 29 June 2020

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3D image capture by existing LIDAR and Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors is typically limited to relatively low frame rates due to bottleneck issues in the data readout and/or the necessity for optical scanning to cover a sufficiently large field of view.
  Control of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) helps prevent asthma attacks – testing the feasibility of a patient-focussed mobile (M-) health intervention
  Prof J Schwarze, Prof A Sheikh
Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

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We are offering a PhD opportunity, based within the The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), in applied asthma research for the academic year 2019/20.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Applications accepted all year round

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  Additive Manufacturing of Novel Metal Microwave Components for Space Applications - An EPSRC iCase Project with Renishaw Plc. UK
  Prof J Hong
Applications accepted all year round

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RF/microwave components are essential for telecommunications and radar systems.
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