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PhD position in Next Generation X-Ray Imaging and Tomography Systems for Science, Medicine and Industry

Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering

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About the Project

The UCL Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering is inviting applications for a studentship in the area of Next Generation X-Ray Imaging and Tomography Systems for Science, Medicine and Industry.

The Department is proud to host internationally-leading research groups covering a broad range of activities and spread over several sites. Our staff and students have a diverse range of interests and expertise, covering many areas of physics, engineering, medicine, physiology, computer science, and mathematics. This provides a highly stimulating multidisciplinary environment for learning and for scientific research.

The host department at UCL holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, which recognises and celebrates good practice and commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research. The award reflects UCL’s commitment to the advancement and promotion of diversity and equality.
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Studentship Description
The Advanced X-ray Imaging group is leading the methods and instrument development aspects of the consortium and we are looking a suitable PhD student to join our team. The student will develop innovative high-resolution approaches for planar and tomographic x-ray imaging, including across length scales. Tasks will span across theory development, simulation studies, experiment design, data acquisition and analysis. Comprehensive training in the key elements of the research programme will be provided.

Our prime industrial partner is Nikon X-Tek Systems and additional industrial partners include ISDI, Scintacor and Quantum Detectors. Other partners include the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology and three synchrotrons (Diamond, Elettra and the ESRF).

The partnership places a high priority in integrating all activities of the consortium, so appointed PhD candidates will be expected to work across multiple research groups, spend time both in academia and in industry, and participate in experiments at synchrotrons.

The studentship is available to UK and to all EU students regardless of whether they have resided in the UK in the previous 3 years. Applications (including a cover letter, a CV and names of two referees) should be sent to Ms Mohini Nair ([Email Address Removed]) cc’ing Prof Alessandro Olivo ([Email Address Removed]); scientific queries should be sent directly to Prof Olivo.

Funding Notes

The studentship will be available for up to 4 years with a tax-free stipend of approximately £17,280 per year. Candidates must have a UK first class or 2:1 honours degree, an MSc, or their international equivalent in physics, engineering, mathematics or a comparable subject.

The closing date for applications is 15th June 2020. The PhD position is envisaged to start at the beginning of the Academic Year 2020/21, but reasonable adjustments can be made to account for any coronavirus-related restrictions should these still be in place.

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