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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging

About Us

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging at King’s College London and Imperial College London continues the successful partnership of two world-class institutions, to provide PhD training within an embedded hospital environment in Central London, with state-of-the-art research laboratories across the Universities, and in close interaction with the healthcare industry.

Our vision is to train the next generation of medical imaging researchers, leveraging the full potential of medical imaging for healthcare through integration of artificial intelligence, targeted, responsive and safer imaging probes, cutting-edge emerging and affordable imaging solutions, within a unique multi-disciplinary environment of imaging scientists, engineers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals.

PhD Training Programme

We offer an integrated PhD programme with a dedicated training programme in transferable skills, responsible research and innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our students also enjoy placement opportunities in world-class international labs and in the healthcare industry, maximising their career opportunities and employability.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging

Who Should Apply?

Applications are invited for a September 2020 start from PhD candidates with a strong interest and high potential in multi-disciplinary research and training in medical imaging. A 1st class or upper second degree or Distinction in relevant subjects, including mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, or biology, is required. Visit our website for more details on eligibility and admissions criteria.


Each PhD studentship includes tuition fees and a competitive tax-free stipend set at the UKRI London-weighting (£17,285 for 2020-21). Students also receive a generous allowance for research consumables, conference travel, international lab visits and industry placements.

Why Join Us

  • Fully funded PhD studentships, including generous research consumables and conference travel, with exposure to international imaging labs and healthcare industry placements;
  • Research excellence in Smart Medical Imaging within a unique multi-disciplinary hospital environment in Central London (St. Thomas’ Hospital), with state-of-the-art labs and clinical research imaging facilities within both King’s and Imperial;
  • Choice of a large number of innovative PhD projects, supervised by internationally renowned academics from King’s College London and/or Imperial College London, with direct input from world-leading clinical academics of our associated NHS Hospital Trusts;
  • Close healthcare industry involvement in selective research projects, with paid internships and on-site clinical application specialists from major industry partners;
  • Emphasis on research collaboration through PhD cohort building and interdisciplinary research training, and transferable skills training for outstanding employability;
  • Access to large UK research initiatives and infrastructure, such as the new £10m London Medical Imaging & Artificial Intelligence Centre for Value-Based Healthcare, the NVIDIA AI initiative at King’s and the new London high-field 7T MR centre based at King’s.

Applications from UK and EU students who have been living in the UK for the last three years are welcome until 15 July 2020. Interviews will be taking place via remote video-conferencing by the end of July.

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