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Optical fibres for medicine

Project Description

We have a PhD opportunity for a student to study the application of optical fibres within medicine. You will be based in the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials (www.bath.ac.uk/research/centres/cppm/) in the Department of Physics and have access to the state of the art optical fibre fabrication facility. You will design and fabricate novel optical fibres which can be used for medical procedures such as endoscopic imaging, sensing and treatments. You will incorporate these optical fibres into biocompatible tools which will be used by our clinical partners at the University of Edinburgh solving real world clinical problems.

The project is part of Proteus (www.proteus.ac.uk), a large interdisciplinary research collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Bath and Herriot Watt University. It brings together physical scientists, clinicians, engineers and biologists to solve challenges within medicine. The group is highly collaborative and opportunities to work with other researchers of different disciplines will be highly encouraged.

The ideal candidate would enjoy hands on experimental research in optics, creating new optical fibres and medical devices and will be keen to apply their research to solve real problems within healthcare. An affinity for collaborative, interdisciplinary research is essential.

All applicants should hold, or expect to receive, a First Class or high Upper Second Class UK Honours degree (or the equivalent qualification gained outside the UK) in a relevant subject. A master’s level qualification is desirable but not essential.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr James Stone,

Formal applications should be made via the University of Bath’s online application form:

Please ensure that you quote the supervisor’s name and project title in the ‘Your research interests’ section.

More information about applying for a PhD at Bath may be found here:

Anticipated start date: 30 September 2019.

Note: Applications may close earlier than the advertised deadline if a suitable candidate is identified; therefore, early application is strongly recommended.

Funding Notes

Candidates applying for this project will be considered for a University Research Studentship which will cover UK/EU tuition fees, a training support fee of £1,000 per annum and a tax-free maintenance allowance at the UKRI Doctoral Stipend rate (£14,777 in 2018-19) for a period of up to 3 years.

How good is research at University of Bath in Physics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 23.00

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