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EPSRC iCASE Studentship - Conducting Polymer Electrodes for Interfacing with the Brain

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Cambridge
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 8th March 2019
Closes: 31st May 2019
Reference: NM18366
 

A studentship is available in the area of implantable electronics. Conducting polymer-based electrodes are being used for recording and stimulating the central and peripheral nervous system in order to understand and treat neurological disease. The aim of this project is to understand how the fundamental properties of these electrodes determine recording/stimulation efficiency and device lifetime. Work will involve fabrication of electrodes using lithography and additive manufacturing techniques, and characterisation of their properties including biocompatibility, impedance, noise and stability. Candidates with a degree in physical sciences/engineering are invited to apply. Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment and microfabrication experience are a plus. 

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree in an Engineering or related subject. 

EPSRC iCASE studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for UK students or provide fees only for EU students from outside the UK. Further details about eligibility can be found at: https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/help/eligibility/.  

To apply for this studentship, please send your CV and the contact details of two references to Prof. George Malliaras (gm603@cam.ac.uk). Applications will be considered as they are received until a suitable candidate is found. 

Please note that any offer of funding will be conditional on securing a place as a PhD student. Candidates will need to apply separately for admission through the University's Graduate Admissions application portal; this can be done before or after applying for this funding opportunity. Note that there is a £60 fee for PhD applications. The applicant portal can be accessed via: www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg. The final deadline for PhD applications is 30 June 2019, although it is advisable to apply earlier than this. 

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