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PhD Studentship in the Photon Science Institute

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The Photon Science Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary research centre in which physicists, chemists, engineers and material scientists use light to enable science, as well as developing new ways of generating, manipulating and detecting it. The PSI is housed in a state-of-the-art, purpose built facility and benefits from a comprehensive suite of laser sources covering a wide range of wavelengths, energies and pulse durations. In particular, we have a number of ultrafast laser systems capable of producing fs pulses over a spectral range spanning from X-Rays to the far-infrared that enable our cutting edge science. We also undertake significant photonic materials and devices development and characterisation, as well as leading the delivery of a variety of surface characterisation techniques. Our research is encompassed within three themes that include: Photon Science and Applications, Biophotonics and Bioanalytical Spectroscopy, and Photonic Materials and Devices.

The PSI is currently seeking to appoint PhD students to undertake research across our three themes. A list of example projects is available to view on our website: (

Funding Notes

Funding is available (Fees and stipend for Home/Eu; Fees only for International) to support successful applicants.


You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for a doctorate at the University of Manchester. You will have a very good honours degree in an engineering or natural science subject an enquiring and rigorous approach to research together with a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. Good team-working, observational and communication skills are essential.

For further details please contact [email protected] or directly contact one of our leadership team (Prof. Richard Curry, Dr Mark Dickinson, Dr Nick Lockyer, Dr Kieran Flanagan or Dr David Binks).

Interested applicants should initially send an up-to-date curriculum vitae [email protected]

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