Fully funded by the A*Star-University of Sheffield Research Attachment PhD Programme
Start date: 1st October 2020
Interested candidates should in the first instance contact (Dr Ali Khurram- 01142159378- [email protected])
How to apply:
Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form available here: View Website
Please clearly state the prospective main supervisor in the respective box and select 'Clinical Dentistry' as the department.
Salary/stipend rate: For the selected student admitted to the 4-year programme, A*Star will provide the following financial support, whilst the student is in Singapore:
● Living allowance: A monthly stipend of two thousand, five hundred Singapore Dollars (~£1,050) whilst in Singapore.
● A one-off "settling-in allowance" of one thousand Singapore dollars (~£420).
● A one-time airfare allowance of one thousand five hundred Singapore dollars (~£630).
● Consumables and Bench Fees incurred by students when based at A*Star in Singapore.
● Cost of medical insurance while the student is based at A*Star.
Whilst in Sheffield, students receive fees and stipend (at the RCUK rate, 4,407 & £15,285 in 2020/21). In addition, students will be able to claim up to £500 from Sheffield towards the costs of an airfare back to the UK whilst they are in Singapore in order to make a home visit. This will normally be available for students who meet the normal expectations of spending approximately half of the programme in Singapore. This allowance is not available for those NOT spending 50% of the programme time in Singapore.
• Candidates must have a first or upper second class honors degree or significant research experience.
• Only UK and EU students are eligible for this funded project.
• 2:1 or above honours degree and possession of a PhD/Masters or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related discipline.
• Experience of research (or interest in) in one or more of the following: deep learning; big data management; computational pathology; medical imaging; computer vision; and machine learning.
• Ability to initiate, plan, organise, implement and deliver programmes of work to tight deadlines.
• Ability to work with people from different backgrounds and in team across academic, healthcare and industry, with good interpersonal skills.
• Good written and oral communication skills, with the ability to translate complex information into accessible language.
• Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work independently and develop relevant research.
• Ability to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team on research programmes.
• Ability or potential to contribute to the development of funding proposals and publications in order to generate external funding to support research projects.