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EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging

Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging

The EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging

University of Edinburgh and University of Strathclyde

OPTIMA

PhD Studentships available

We are now looking to recruit high-calibre postgraduate candidates to join a globally unique, multi-disciplinary team to receive training in Optical Medical Imaging with entry in September 2016.

We are looking for students with a variety of backgrounds - biologists, clinicians (medical / veterinary / dental), chemists, physicists and engineers to take up the challenge interdisciplinary research projects aimed at using and developing cutting-edge optical imaging technology to address real-world medical issues.

Future leaders and innovators

OPTIMA has been established to ensure that the UK has a strong and sustained pipeline of future scientific leaders and innovators in optical medical imaging encompassing the molecular, cellular, preclinical and clinical applications of physical and biomedical science in this priority area.

Science and business hand-in-hand

OPTIMA is a 4 year programme combining excellent research and PhD supervision in world-leading scientific environments, in addition to a bespoke programme of business training in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our focus is to train the next generation of scientific entrepreneurs in healthcare technologies and so we place great emphasis on interdisciplinary projects, commercially-relevant training and strong ties to the clinical environment.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging

A unique training opportunity

PhD students will benefit from summer schools, industrial placements, clinical mentors and an integrated business-skills course delivered in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Business School, the Hunter Centre (University of Strathclyde) and our industrial partners.

OPTIMA students can choose from a range of exciting and innovative projects that breakdown the barriers between physics, chemistry, medicine and engineering.

World-class team

Our pool of OPTIMA supervisors are the best in their fields and have been involved in the spinning-out of a number of companies. They know what it takes to achieve scientific excellence and technological innovation.

Application Process

If you would like to apply to OPTIMA please submit a cover letter and a full up-to-date C.V. with names and addresses of two academic referees.

join a globally unique, multi-disciplinary team to receive training in Optical Medical Imaging

OPTIMA studentships cover fees and stipend for four years


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