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Full funded PhD position in Biology in UK

Loughborough University is offering a PhD scholarship. The duration of this scholarship is 3 years. The deadline for applying this position is on February 28, 2015.

PhD Studentship is available in Fighting Infectious Disease: Microfluidic Detection of Bacterial Infections. Infectious disease poses a much larger threat to global health than ever before due to increasing anti-microbial resistance (AMR). To address the multidisciplinary research challenges of the AMR problem, a cross campus Mini-Centre for Doctoral Training (Mini-CDT) in ‘Fighting Infectious Disease’ has been established at Loughborough University. Aligning with the UK AMR Strategy, the Mini-CDT focuses on ‘bridging the gap’ for diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for drug-resistant infections through five multidisciplinary projects, each with a fully funded three-year PhD studentship from the Graduate School starting on 1st October 2015.

Benefits
The studentship starts on 1st October 2015 and provides a tax free stipend of £ 13863 per annum for three years plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.

For an international student, the difference in the UK/EU and international tuition fees will need to be met by the student or from other funding sources.

Duration
Studentship is awarded for three years.

Application Requirements
The successful candidate will have, or expect to gain, a 1st class or high 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering or Biological field.

A relevant Master ’s degree and/or experience in microfluidic technologies, microbiology, biosensing or instrumentation development will be an advantage.

Good communication, organizational and experimental skills with a demonstrable interest in multidisciplinary research are essential.

International applicants can apply for this fully funded PhD studentship.

How to apply?
Please submit with the application a cover letter, a CV and a short (1 A4 page maximum) research proposal, including your research interests, motivation for the project and the relevance of your background to the project.

Please quote the following reference when applying: GS15MME/M2.

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