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 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cover letter should clearly state your eligibility and why you are interested in applying for a studentship with OPTIMA.
Send applications to [email protected]
Applications are now open for joining OPTIMA in September 2017 with the following deadlines:
Home/EU Students: 13th January 2017
Overseas Students: 30th November 2016
Please note: OPTIMA cannot support tuition fees for overseas students. However if you are an overseas student and interested in our programme, by applying by this date we can review your application and potentially help support you to apply for a scholarship.
Informal Enquiries can be made to Dr Jean O’Donoghue.
Please note OPTIMA studentships are subject to Research Council funding eligibility criteria.
We do have a limited number of studentships for which EU nationals can apply.
OPTIMA studentships cover UK/EU tuition fees and stipend for four years.