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UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence

Now recruiting to a fully funded 4-year programme, to start in September 2020.

Building on a tradition of world-leading research and innovation at the University of Edinburgh, our Centre will train a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists who will shape the development of AI within biomedical research over the next decades. Our students will gain the skills, knowledge and acumen to realise biomedical breakthroughs through AI while anticipating and addressing the societal issues connected with their research.

Training programme

The CDT programme follows 1+3 format. In Year 1 you will study towards a Master by Research, undertaking a number of taught courses and taster research projects to broaden and refine your skills and explore different research areas. In Year 2-4 you will propose and pursue an interdisciplinary PhD project under the joint supervision of an AI expert and an application domain expert.

Throughout the programme, you will be working in a collaborative and stimulating environment, underpinned by cohort-driven activities, joint problem solving and peer support. There will be plenty of opportunities to showcase your work at local, national and international conferences. You will also undertake masterclasses, research visits and internships with our partners.

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence

Why join us?

  • Fully funded 4-year studentship, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.
  • Extensive choice of projects at the intersection of AI, biomedicine and social sciences, under guidance of world-leading researchers and clinical experts.
  • Interdisciplinary training programme comprising a bespoke bootcamp, taught courses, workshops, taster projects and other activities.
  • Opportunities for joint projects, research visits, internships and other collaboration with our extensive network of research and industry partners worldwide.
  • Tailored training in public engagement, entrepreneurship awareness, responsible innovation and leadership skills.
  • Wide variety of CDT events throughout the year, including seminar series, masterclasses, summer school, conferences, guest lectures and industry days.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and vibrant world-class research community at the University of Edinburgh.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering or a related discipline.

Applicants from a biomedical or social sciences background with relevant technical experience are also welcome.

Visit our website for further information on eligibility and admissions criteria.

Funding

CDT studentships fund 4 years of study, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.

Apply

Deadline for international applicants: 29 November 2019

Deadlines for UK/EU applicants: 29 November 2019; 31 January 2020

More information and how to apply here.


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