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Smart Drug Deposition of an Antimicrobial for Orthodontic Applications

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

This is a unique opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team leading the field of oral application-based biomaterials. The project is based in the Center for Oral Bioengineering, School of Dentistry and School of Engineering and Material Science at Queen Mary University of London and involves working on several sites, with the benefit of exposure to many disciplines including; Clinical Dentistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Material science. The applicant will also have the opportunity to work with an industrial sponsor during the project.

The project will provide excellent training/experience in the field of drug delivery with a specific insight into Dentistry and Orthodontics. During the project, the student will produce and evaluate new formulations for the treatment of Orthodontic/surgical patients, addressing infections, white spot lesions and periodontal disease prevalent in these patient groups. The student will design complex experiments, interpret data and gain experience in a wide variety of techniques, including microbiological assays, ISO-based cytotoxicity tests, X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy/imaging techniques and UV-Vis. A broad research training will be gained due to the many research groups involved, including access to experienced and leading clinicians and scientists. The research will be published in peer reviewed journals, and the student will be encouraged to present at scientific meetings.

Applications (CV, including 2 referees and a statement of interest) should be submitted via the below link application link:

For an informal discussion, please contact the lead project supervisor:
Dr Mike Cattell Reader in Dental Technology and Biomaterials,
Centre for Oral Bioengineering,
Barts and the London, School of Dentistry,
Stepney Way,
London E12AD.
Telephone: 0207 8826316

Funding Notes

This 4 year PhD studentship is funded directly by the Bart’s Charity and comes with a stipend from £24,274 (year 1) to a maximum of £28,057 (year 4) per annum (according to Bart’s Charity rates). Home/EU tuition fees will be paid. Non UK applicants will have to fund the difference between home and overseas tuition fees themselves.

A graduate with an upper second class honors degree in Microbiology, Material science, Chemical engineering, or an allied subject is required for this project. The studentship will be available immediately and candidates should be available to start by March 2020.

How good is research at Queen Mary University of London in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 32.20

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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