The EPSRC and MRC CDT in Biomedical Imaging is an exciting collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Nottingham. The programme combines world-leading expertise in all aspects of cellular and clinical biomedical imaging methodology across both institutions to create the next generation of industrial, healthcare and academic leaders in this vital field of research.
The CDT's four-year programme of research and training has strong industrial support and is highly multi-disciplinary, accepting students from a range of quantitative scientific backgrounds (especially Engineering, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics and Computing) focussing on promoting links for bi-directional translation between optical microscopy and cellular imaging, pre-clinical and clinical imaging.
A major advantage of the Biomedical Imaging CDT programme is that students are not required to choose a PhD project until after the initial taught training phase, allowing a more informed choice of substantive research project to be made.
The first seven months of the course are devoted to acquiring advanced theoretical and technical skills that form the backbone of Biomedical Imaging, drawing from the engineering, mathematical, physical, chemical and biological sciences through a combination of intensive lecture courses and project work. This will be complemented with relevant research and communication skills training throughout the four-years of the programme.
After completion of the taught training phase, two exploratory Research Projects of 11 weeks duration are undertaken, at least one of which will be in the institution to which the candidate is admitted (Oxford or Nottingham). The substantive PhD research project then follows, also based primarily in the host institution.
We invite applications from students with a range of academic backgrounds, including Engineering, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics and Computing, who have received, or are on target to achieve, a strong 2:1 degree or above.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a copy of an up to date CV for assessment before making a formal application for the programme.
For Oxford, this is at [email protected]
For Nottingham, this is at [email protected]