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Biomedical Artificial Intelligence

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence

The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence is looking for its first cohort of 12 students to start in September 2019. Students will be fully funded for four years (stipend, fees and research support budget).

Building on a tradition of world-leading research and innovation at 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 be equipped with all the technical skills 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 research projects. 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, there will be plenty of opportunities to showcase your work at local, national and international conferences and events. You will also undertake research visits and internships with our partners.

Biomedical Artificial Intelligence

Why join us?

  • Fully funded 4-year studentship, covering tuition fees, competitive stipend and travel/research support.
  • Extensive choice of projects at the intersection of AI, biomedicine and social sciences, under supervision and guidance of world-leading academic and clinical experts.
  • Interdisciplinary training programme comprising a bespoke bootcamp, taught courses, workshops, group 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 and leadership skills.
  • Wide variety of CDT events throughout the year, including seminar series, masterclasses, summer school, conferences, guest lectures and industry days.
  • Access to 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 background with relevant technical experience are also welcome.

Funding

Funding is available for UK and EU applicants. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to find funding for excellent students from outside of the EU.

More information and how to apply: click here.

Applications should be submitted by Fri 14 June 2019 to receive full consideration; after that date applications will be considered until all studentships are awarded. All applications, however, should be submitted by Fri 16 August for anticipated entry in Sept 2019.


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