[Comp-neuro] PhD Studentships in Bioengineering

Schultz, Simon R s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Nov 23 16:02:08 CET 2011

Dear all,

Please find below an advertisement for the PhD Programme in Bioengineering
at Imperial College London. Note that we have a substantial programme of
research activity in neuroscience (both experimental and computational)
and neurotechnology.

Simon R Schultz

Senior Lecturer & Director of Postgraduate Studies
Dept of Bioengineering, Imperial College London.
South Kensington Campus,
Royal School of Mines Building,
London SW7 2AZ, UK
Member, British Neuroscience Association National Committee,


PhD Programme in Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College has fully funded PhD
studentships available to start in October 2012. Thirteen fully funded PhD
studentships were available in 2011, and we expect to award at least as
many this year. The PhD Programme in Bioengineering provides
interdisciplinary training at the interface between technology and
biomedicine, delivered through an in-depth research project supplemented
by specific training modules in computational and experimental methods.

Research areas

The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College is the leading
department of bioengineering in the UK and attracts outstanding students
and researchers from around the world.  Research in the Department is
highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborations with many other
Imperial College departments as well as leading London hospitals and other
international centres of research.  The Department's research interests
lie within the following broad themes:

* Biomechanics
* Biomedical imaging and medical information systems
* Implants and regenerative medicine
* Biomedical devices, sensors and circuits
* Cellular, molecular and synthetic bioengineering
* Neurotechnology

Please consult our research pages
<http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering/research> for further details.
Studentships may be supervised by any member of academic staff in the
Department of Bioengineering; applicants should discuss the proposed
research topic with potential supervisor(s) prior to application.

Funding and eligibility

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a good 2:1 or 1st class
degree (or equivalent) in engineering, any of the physical sciences,
mathematics, biological sciences, physiology or medicine.

Studentships cover home/EU fees and bursary for three or more years and
are open to UK and EU candidates, as well as overseas candidates who are
able to pay the difference between home and overseas fees. Two of the
studentships available are fully funded overseas studentships for Chinese
students through the China Scholarship Council, including maintenance,
fees, and travel expenses.

Application process

1. visit the research <http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering/research>
and academic staff 
<http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering/people/staff> pages of the
Bioengineering website to identify topics of interest and appropriate

2. contact your chosen supervisor(s) directly, to devise or discuss
potential projects

3. make your official application via the Imperial College online
application system <http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus/howtoapply>

4. your supervisor will contact you to arrange for an interview


To be considered, you must have been successfully interviewed and ensure
that we have received all application documents including references by
31st January 2012 (16th January 2012 for overseas candidates). You should
contact your chosen supervisor well before the deadline to ensure that
they have sufficient time to review your application and arrange an

Candidates who do not meet this deadline will be considered for the PhD
programme but not for Departmental funding.

Please see our PhD page
<http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering/courses/phd> for further
information on the PhD programme.

Why study Bioengineering at Imperial College London?

Imperial College London was ranked 3rd in Europe and 8th in the world in
the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011. The Department
of Bioengineering achieved excellent results in both the 2001 and 2008
Research Assessment Exercises, confirming our position as the leading
Department of Bioengineering in the UK.

In addition to schemes administered by the Department of Bioengineering,
there are several College-wide schemes that have traditionally supported
students coming to the Department of Bioengineering, such as the British
Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence

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