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PhD Studentship: Development of Readout Integrated Circuit and Lab-on-chip devices for biosening

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  • Full or part time
    Dr S Ghoreishizadeh
    Dr A Vanhoestenberghe
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship to join the UCL Aspire CTEATe Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (Aspire CREATe). Aspire CREATe is part of a UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences and UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences which is located in the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK.

Founded in 1826, UCL is one of the world's leading universities focused on research excellence and teaching. The student and will be registered with UCL and will be based at the UCL/RNOH Stanmore campus.

Studentship Description

We are looking for a motivated student with an interest in developing new disruptive technologies for biomedical diagnostics. Our primary goal in this project is to develop microchips that are capable of real-time measurement of small biomolecules in biofluids. We plan to employ the outcomes of this research in creating small biosensors for investigation of biomarkers of health in humans.

The student will be working under the supervision of Dr Sara Ghoreishizadeh ( and Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe to design, develop and test analogue integrated circuits (IC) to measure biosensors. This will be followed by fabrication of biosensors by post-processing the ICs.

The student is expected to publish the outcome of the project in multiple articles for top journal and conference of the field and attend at least one international conference every year.

Person Specification

At least an upper second-class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent qualification) in Electrical engineering, bioengineering, or equivalent professional experience.
Experience in analogue integrated circuit design.
Knowledge of design and analysis software tools such as C/C++, MATLAB, PCB design softwares.
Ability to think independently, interpret data and knowledge of statistics (e.g. basic data clustering and classification methods).

Experience in development and test of IC in semiconductor technology.
Knowledge/experience working with electrochemical sensors.


The studentship covers the fees for UK/EU students only.

Please check the UCL website for full criteria at:

Application process

To apply for the vacancy please email your CV, full transcript, and covering letter to Dr Sara Ghoreishizadeh ([Email Address Removed]). Your covering letter should explain your interest in the project, previous research experience (including example of previous project work) and why you would be a suitable candidate for this post. Please note, this job will remain open until we find a suitable candidate.

If you have any queries on the application process, please contact Kathryn Knapp on [Email Address Removed] quoting job reference 1835232.

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