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Replication and modelling of infectious respiratory droplets in humans and animals


Project Description

Applications are invited for a 4 year PhD studentship starting in Autumn 2020 as part of the EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science: https://www.aerosol-cdt.ac.uk/how-to-apply/

Project description
Using novel aerosol technologies with human and animal samples and pathogens for the first time, the project aims to understand how the changing environment of respiratory droplets influences pathogen viability and transmission. Such understanding through this interdisciplinary approach could aid development of strategies to prevent the spread of respiratory infections.

If you would like to learn more about this project please contact Dr Darryl Hill via

About the Centre for Doctoral training in Aerosol Science
Aerosol science is crucial to disciplines as broad ranging as drug delivery to the lungs, transmission of disease, climate change, energy and combustion science, novel materials, and consumer and agricultural products.

An aerosol is any collection of particles dispersed in a gas. The CDT brings together a multi-disciplinary team of 80 post-graduate students and academics from 7 UK universities spanning the physical, environmental and health sciences, and engineering. Our aim is to tackle the global challenges in which aerosol science is key.

Further details are available from our website: https://www.aerosol-cdt.ac.uk/

Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science
During your doctorate, you will learn to research in diverse multidisciplinary teams, gain an advanced understanding of the core physical science of aerosols, and collaborate with industrial and public sector partners, equipping you to undertake ground-breaking research in aerosol science.

During the first 7 months of your PhD, you will join the CDT cohort based at the University of Bristol. Core training in aerosol science, research methods, professionalism and translation will be delivered by Team Based Learning. You will then undertake a short research project at your home or partner institution before starting your PhD research. You will gain experience outside academia in a placement with an industrial/public sector partner in Year 2 or 3.

More Information and How to Apply
Candidates who aspire to work in a multidisciplinary field, and hold or will achieve a minimum of an upper second-class undergraduate degree in any of these areas are encouraged to apply: chemistry, physics, biological sciences, life and medical sciences, mathematics and computer science, chemical and mechanical engineering, pharmaceutical and environmental sciences.

Visit our website:
https://www.aerosol-cdt.ac.uk/

Application Deadline:
Apply by 3rd February 2020– applicants with a suitable academic background will be invited to attend a recruitment and assessment day in Bristol on February 10th. Applications after this date will be subject to remaining availability of studentships.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to furthering issues of equality, diversity and inclusion and are keen to attract the most highly talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. The needs of individuals will be accommodated during the recruitment process and while studying with the CDT. Further information on our commitment to equality and diversity can be found on our website.

Funding Notes

The successful applicant will receive a studentship that covers tuition fees and stipend, paid at the standard UKRI rate.

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