Epsrc Centre for PhD Training for Computational Methods in Materials Science X 13

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in biotechnology at University of Cambridge, UK. The funds for this fellowship are available for 4 years. Applicants should apply before January 03, 2019.

Applications are invited for a four year MPhil+PhD Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Programme at the University of Cambridge which will train students in the development and application of computational methods for predicting, understanding and enhancing properties of materials in the widest interpretation of this term, which includes biological systems and engineering materials. Students in the CDT can do their PhDs in any of the participating Departments, which are Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

Computational modelling plays an increasingly important role in the understanding, development and optimisation of new materials. Our CDT will train scientists not only in the use of existing modelling methods but also in the underlying computational and mathematical techniques. The CDT has the support of many industrial partners who are funding PhD places, providing industrial placements as well as being fully involved in the teaching, training and research elements of the CDT Programme.

The first year of the CDT Programme provides an education in Computational Methods for Materials Science of the highest quality at a graduate level and leads to an MPhil qualification. Students then proceed to a 3 year PhD project at a participating department. For details on supervisors, studentships and how to apply, visit our website:

Full EPSRC funding is available for UK students and European students who have studied in the UK for 3 years. Students are normally expected to have a 2.1 or 1st class honours degree from a UK University or an equivalent standard from an overseas university. Eligible UK and EU students with these or equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply. Non-EU applicants are eligible to apply for funding from the Computational Methods for Materials Science CDT, but can still join the programme if recipient of external scholarships (such as CSC or commonwealth scholarships) covering the full costs. Potential applicants must complete the on-line application form accessible through the Centre website by 3rd January 2019.

Applications should be made on-line via the Cambridge Graduate Admissions Office before the deadline:

The University’s ability to offer this course in 2019/20 depends on funding decisions scheduled to be made by the EPSRC in December 2018 for all CDTs seeking renewal. We will therefore not be able to confirm any offers of admission until at least December 2018. Applications will nevertheless be assessed as they are received, so you should not delay in submitting your application. If the course is not offered, then either your application fee will be refunded, as well as travel expenses to attend for interview, or (with your consent) your application may be transferred to another course.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

For further enquiries, email the CDT Director, Prof. J Elliott (Materials Science) or the Deputy Director Dr N Nikiforakis (Scientific Computing):


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