Students with secured funding are invited to apply for a PhD in the area of biosensors at the University of Bath.
The Biosensor Research Laboratory (http://go.bath.ac.uk/biosensors) conducts research in electronic biosensor devices: electrochemical impedance, biologically-sensitive field-effect transistors, (localized) surface plasmon resonance, quartz crystal microbalance, electronic addressing of microarrays, nanobiosensors, etc. Applications are mainly in the areas of medical diagnostics (of particular interest cancer, dementia and infectious diseases), water monitoring and drug discovery.
This project deals with the development of on-chip techniques such as impedance, field-effect transistors, amperometry and localised surface plasmon resonance for the parallel detection of biomarkers. The sensors are to be made sensitive and selective to work in complex media (e.g. blood serum or urine for medical applications; water and wastewater for environmental applications).
The research has a strong multidisciplinary nature. The student is expected to collaborate with project partners from the areas of chemistry, pharmacy, molecular biology and/or clinical and industrial partners.
Candidates are expected to have (or about to have) an undergraduate Master-level or MSc with a First Class / Upper Second Class or an internationally recognised equivalent. Any English language requirements must be met at the deadline for applications.
Formal applications should be made via the University of Bath’s online application form for a PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Please ensure that you state the full project title and lead supervisor name on the application form.