• University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Glasgow Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Surrey Featured PhD Programmes
  • Northumbria University Featured PhD Programmes
  • National University of Singapore Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of East Anglia Featured PhD Programmes
  • University College London Featured PhD Programmes

Postgrad LIVE! Study Fair

Edinburgh

University of Birmingham Featured PhD Programmes
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Featured PhD Programmes
University of Southampton Featured PhD Programmes
University of Surrey Featured PhD Programmes
Bournemouth University Featured PhD Programmes

Development of nanomaterials as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast agents (using Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Materials Science)

This project is no longer listed in the FindAPhD
database and may not be available.

Click here to search the FindAPhD database
for PhD studentship opportunities
  • Full or part time
    Dr V Chudasama
    Dr G L Davies
  • Application Deadline
    No more applications being accepted
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    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 groups of Dr Vijay Chudasama (60%) and Dr Gemma-Louise Davies (40%). The project will involve: (i) the synthesis of small molecules and their application in the site-selective modification of proteins, (ii) the development of nanostructured materials as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrast agents, and (iii) the controlled attachment of the site-selectively modified proteins onto the surface of the nanostructured material. The aim is to target the MRI contrast agents to specific disease targets using state-of-the-art bioconjugation chemistry. The student will gain expertise in synthetic organic chemistry, bioconjugation, inorganic nanoparticle synthetic techniques, and the use of a variety of analytical techniques, including, but not limited to, mass spectrometry, ELISAs, SPR, relaxometry, clinical MRI and electron microscopy.

Please visit our group websites for more details about our research: http://chudasama-group.eu/ and https://gemmalouisedavies.com/

The applicants should have, or expect to gain, at least a 2.1 honours or equivalent at Masters level in Chemistry, 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 Chudasama ([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].

Funding Notes

Due to funding restrictions, only UK/EU students who meet the 3 years residency criteria are eligible for this studentship. The start date for the PhD is in late September 2018. The deadline for applications is 8th January 2018, with interviews to be held in February, but the position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is found.


Cookie Policy    X