In collaboration with TSL, this project aims to develop a ‘game changing’ technology in this multi-billion market by including more vital readings in glucose self-tests so that diabetics can reliably manage their condition.
“Multimodal Blood Diagnostic for Improved Diabetes Therapy Management”
November 30th 2022
We are seeking to appoint a fully funded PhD student in the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Tape Specialities Ltd (TSL), an expert high-volume manufacturer in the medical diagnostic industry, providing commercial product components to some of the largest vendors of home-use glucose test-strips (3 billion units/year).
The full-time studentship will commence on 1st February 2023, subject to schedules of visa/formal procedures.
Diabetes management can be vastly improved through reliable self-testing diagnostics that – in addition to glucose – provide readings of other biomarkers, which are only available to patients through specialised clinics or unreliable home kits.
In collaboration with TSL, a leading manufacturer of diagnostic microfluidic components, this project aims to develop a ‘game changing’ technology in this multi-billion market by including more vital readings in glucose self-tests so that diabetics can reliably manage their condition.
Objectives will include the combination of at least two label-free sensing modalities.
The work will include FEM simulations and experiments with biological samples as well as the design of custom electronics and sensors.
What is offered
The studentship consists of a full fee waiver (national or international) and a stipend of £19,688 per year, for three years.
The studentships will be awarded following interviews on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting edge-research. Prospective applicants must:
- Hold a good honours degree (normally no less than a second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject.
Exceptionally, if the first degree is in a different subject area, we can consider applications from those with a good Master’s Degree in a relevant subject or extensive professional experience in the area of their proposed research;
- Be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of oral and written English;
- Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must meet any one or a combination of the following:
- A minimum IELTS average score of 6.5; with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components
- The award of a Masters’ degree, the teaching of which was in English from an English Speaking country.
How to Apply
You are strongly encouraged to discuss your application in advance with Dr Iasonas Triantis.
The online application can be found in the How to apply section in our Electrical and Electronic Engineering web page.
You do not need to submit a proposal as part of your application as the project has already been outlined.
When submitting your proposal, enter the title “TSL Industrial Collaboration PhD Studentship” and you will automatically be considered for this studentship.
The online application can be found in the ‘How to apply section’ in the web link above and should include the following supporting documents:
- Copies of Degree Certificates and Transcripts in official English translation - original will be requested before an offer is made.
- Official work e-mail addresses (not private ones) for two referees (one of which must be an academic).
- Proof of English Language proficiency (minimum average score of 6.5 IELTS, with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components) if English is not your first language.
- Passport copy.
The outcome of the selection process should be announced by the end of December 2022. The full-time studentship will commence on 1st February 2023, subject to schedules of visa/formal procedures.
For queries regarding the application process, please email the School.
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