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  Blockchains as a Distributed Ledger for Attribution of RCM Data in Rail (B4CM)
  Dr J Easton, Prof C Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the past decade there has been a significant level of investment throughout Europe in the digitalisation of the rail network; with sensors installed on the infrastructure and vehicles, the deployment of next generation traffic management systems that allow real-time management of the system, and the provision of mobile applications for passengers and staff.
  Chemical cocktails: understanding the combined effects of nanoparticles and pharmaceutical on microbial species and populations.
  Dr I Lynch
Applications accepted all year round

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Given that pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials (NMs) used in consumer products such as sunscreens and cosmetics have the same discharge pathways (i.e.
  Drivers of marine ecosystem change during an ancient abrupt global warming event
  Dr K Edgar, Dr R Butler
Applications accepted all year round

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The Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) ~56 million years ago, is the largest of a series of abrupt global warming events known from the Cenozoic.
  Hot stuff? Evaluating the human exposure hazard presented by land contaminated with organic flame retardants
  Prof S J Harrad, Dr M Abdallah
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemical flame retardants (FRs) such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and chlorinated organophosphates (e.g. tris (2-chloroisopropyl)phosphate – TCIPP) have been used extensively in a wide range of applications worldwide.
  Microplastics as conduits of flame retardants in birds feeding on landfills
  Dr M Abdallah, Dr S J Reynolds
Applications accepted all year round

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There is increasing evidence of widespread ingestion of plastics by birds, mistaking it for food, during foraging. The demonstrated effects of plastic ingestion by birds include.
  Total Atmospheric Emissions from the Biosphere
  Dr W J Bloss, Dr L Kramer
Applications accepted all year round

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The dominant source of hydrocarbons to the atmosphere is vegetation – biogenic volatile organic compounds or BVOCs. In the atmosphere, BVOCs undergo chemical processing, leading to the formation of secondary pollutants such as ozone and organic aerosol particles, affecting human and environmental health and climate.
  Validating Cenozoic records of deep-sea ostracod diversity
  Dr I Boomer
Applications accepted all year round

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Ostracods are microscopic, bivalved crustaceans that have a long fossil record in marine and non-marine habitats. The existence of deep-sea ostracod assemblages in today’s oceans have been known since the 19th century Challenger expedition.
  Water and nutrient efficiencies in innovative forest management practice
  Prof S Krause, Dr S Ullah, Dr N Kettridge
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated candidate to join our team as a PhD student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) at the University of Birmingham.
  Gender and Sexuality; Queer, Feminist and Transgender Theories; Visual Art and Performance; Activism and Art/Literature; 20th and 21st Century Literature and Critical Theory (French and Anglophone)

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We would be very interested to receive research proposals or expressions of interest relating to the following areas. * Visual Art and Performance.
  Interart dialogue and transmedial receptions of nineteenth-century French poetry
  Dr C Ardrey
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project, supervised by Dr Caroline Ardrey will examine artistic dialogues and transmedial reception histories of nineteenth-century French poetry.
  Adaptivity and machine learning techniques for PDE problems with uncertain inputs
  Dr A Bespalov
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Studentship in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing. The project concerns numerical solution of partial differential equations (PDEs) with parametric uncertainty in input data.
  Dynamic interplay of cell shape and tumour evolution
  Dr F Spill, Prof I Tomlinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Tumour cells are long known to appear in vastly diverse shapes, both across patients and within a single tumour. This is in stark contrast to the regularity of cell shapes of healthy epithelial tissues from which most tumours originate.
  Mathematical Modelling of Cancer-Cell Transmigration Through Blood Vessels
  Dr F Spill
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer rarely kills through the primary tumour in which cancer arises, e.g. the prostate in prostate cancer. Instead, cancer cells may travel through the vasculature and colonialize distant organs – a process termed metastasis.
  Stochastic Multiscale Model of Evolutionary Competition of Molecules
  Dr F Spill
Applications accepted all year round

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Oligonucleotides are not only the careers of genetic information. They can also form complex 3D structures with diverse chemical properties.
  A microstructure-informed model to predict the deformation and shear bands formed during a nickel superalloy machining operation
  Dr H Basoalto
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Metallurgy and Materials is seeking a high calibre candidate for a PhD studentship in materials modelling.
  Funded PhD position in variable autonomy Human-Robot systems in extreme environments
  Dr M Chiou, Prof R Stolkin
Applications accepted all year round

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Robotics systems used in time- and safety-critical domains (e.g. disaster response, nuclear decommissioning) are often remotely teleoperated, with little or no autonomy used to assist the human operator.
  Improving design against fatigue
  Dr H Basoalto
Applications accepted all year round

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Fatigue life prediction in the aerospace components relies on fracture mechanics for relatively long cracks (>1mm). Nevertheless, most of the fatigue life is spent while the crack is relatively short (.
  Li-ion Batteries; Recovery and Reconditioning
  Prof E Kendrick
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded 4-year Faraday Institution studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  Novel Vanadium-based Alloys for Structural Applications in Nuclear Fusion Reactor
  Dr B Cai
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham.
  Production of ceramic matrices and ceramic composites for low observable applications for BAE Systems
  Prof J Binner
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. This project is funded by the EPSRC’s I-CASE scheme and BAE Systems and involves the University of Birmingham.
  Size effects in pure and alloyed metals under dynamic loading
  Dr B. Gurrutxaga-Lerma
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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The strength of metals and metallic alloys is usually thought to be independent of the system’s geometry and dimensions. However, at the micron scale this ceases to be true.
  Synthesis of non-oxide ceramic powders via routes that suit industry
  Prof J Binner, Prof M Simmons
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is funded by the UK’s Ministry of Defence and involves Kennametal and Novamat, two UK companies, and the University of Birmingham.
  Delay to diagnosis and treatment in pancreatic cancer with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals
  Prof A Topping
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a 3-year full time self-funded PhD Studentship (part time would be considered). Patients with pancreatic cancer are commonly diagnosed with advanced disease.
  A source of quantum light for atom magnetometry
  Dr V Boyer
Applications accepted all year round

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When using classical light, optical measurements and light-based sensing methods are limited by the unavoidable quantum fluctuations in phase and amplitude, also known as shot noise.
  Advanced THz microscopy for biological applications
  Dr M Navarro-Cia
Applications accepted all year round

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Sandwiched between microwaves and infrared in the electromagnetic spectrum, THz radiation (ca. 0.1 – 3 THz) holds promise for medical diagnosis, security applications (chemical fingerprinting and standoff screening) and industrial control processes.
  Development of high performance calorimetry for future collider experiments
  Dr Nigel Watson
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Future collider experiments require much higher performance calorimetry than we can build at present.
  Exploring Synthetic Topological Quantum Matter
  Dr H Price
Applications accepted all year round

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Topological concepts are reshaping our understanding of physics, allowing us to discover, study and classify new quantum states of matter.
  Quantum Magnetism probed via Magnetic Resonance
  Dr M Chung
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantum magnets are one of the simplest quantum many-body systems exhibiting a rich variety of exotic quantum phases and transitions.
  Quantum simulations with Bose-Einstein Condensates
  Dr G Barontini
Applications accepted all year round

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We use modern techniques of laser cooling and magnetic and optical trapping to reach the lowest temperatures in the universe – just a few billionths of a degree above absolute zero – in very dilute atomic samples.
  Rare decay physics with B baryons and mesons at LHCb
  Dr Nigel Watson
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Physics of rare B baryon and meson decays, and charmless decays of B mesons using data from the LHCb experiment at CERN. The project will also involve contributing to the group’s technical responsibility (GEANT4 detector simulation) within LHCb, and possibly to our commitments to the LHCb upgrade.
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