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Synopsys-Exeter Studentship - Engineering - Computer Science PhD (Funded)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, in partnership with the Synopsys Simpleware Product Group (, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students, the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Exeter in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Project Description:
This is an exciting opportunity to carry out a PhD Research Degree with an open remit working closely with a team of researchers within the Simpleware Product Group at Synopsys ( The Simpleware Product Group develops and markets innovative tools for advanced image processing, including the use of image data for carrying out physics-based simulations for both medical and industrial applications. Within this rapidly expanding area at the interface between medical imaging and engineering, there are a number of different projects of interest to the academic and industrial stakeholders.

For more information about the Project please visit:

Other tasks you will carry out:
• To write and maintain accurate records of the research being undertaken.
• To prepare publications and research presentations with guidance and advice.
• To communicate and present research results within the research group, at meetings, through research paper publications and other recognized avenues as appropriate.
• To provide technical advice in relation of the research and the techniques used to other staff members within the wider research team.
• To take part in knowledge-transfer activities, including collaborative meetings with other research groups.

Essential Criteria
1. A Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree in a relevant discipline – Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or any field of Engineering.
2. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
3. Demonstrated commitment to high quality research.

Desirable Criteria
1. Some experience/interest in computer programming (e.g. MATLAB, Python, C++, C#, Java).
2. A creative, innovative, team-working attitude.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss possible application and interests by contacting Professor Philippe Young at .

This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK/EU tuition fees, the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £15,009 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend.

The studentship will be awarded on the basis of merit for 3.5 years of full-time study to commence in April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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