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3-year PhD studentship in Materials Chemistry: the development of nanostructured materials as multifunctional Magnetic Resonance Imaging contrast agents

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    Dr G L Davies
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

A fully funded 3-year PhD studentship is available in UCL Chemistry to work on a highly interdisciplinary project in the group of Dr Gemma-Louise Davies. The project will involve the development of nanostructured materials as multifunctional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrast agents for medical applications in the emerging field of ‘theranostics’ (the dual capability of therapeutics and diagnostics on a single platform). The student will gain expertise in inorganic nanoparticle synthetic techniques, bioconjugation and the use of a variety of analytical techniques, including, but not limited to, relaxometry, clinical MRI and electron microscopy.

Please visit our group website for more details about our research: www.gemmalouisedavies.com

The applicants should have, or expect to gain, at least a 2.1 honours or equivalent at Bachelors or Masters level in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or a related discipline. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong interest and self-motivation in the subject and the ability to think analytically and creatively. An enquiring and rigorous approach to research as well as good team-working, observational and communication skills (both presentation and writing skills in English) are also essential. Previous research experience in contributing to a collaborative interdisciplinary research environment is highly desirable but not essential, as training will be provided. UCL offers a world leading scientific environment in the heart of London.

Applicants should send their applications (motivation letter, CV and contact info for 2 referees) by email to Dr Davies ([Email Address Removed]), who may also be approached for informal enquiries.

Suitable candidates will be required to complete an electronic application form at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply. Any admissions queries should be directed to [Email Address Removed]. The start date for the PhD is the 25th September 2017. The deadline for applications is July 15th 2017, with interviews to be held in late July, but the position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is found.

Funding Notes

Due to funding restrictions, only UK/EU students who meet the 3 years residency criteria are eligible for this studentship.


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