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PhD Scholarship in Medical and Surgical Robotics

University of Sheffield - Sheffield Biomedical Robotics Lab

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Stipend. See advert
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 12th March 2019
Closes: 30th April 2019

PhD Scholarship in Medical and Surgical Robotics, at the Sheffield Biomedical Robotics Lab, University of Sheffield

The Sheffield Biomedical Robotics Laboratory at the University of Sheffield within the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering invites applications for a PhD Scholarship in Medical and Surgical Robotics from talented and excellent graduates.

Our group’s mission is to develop bionic and biomedical robots that support sustained autonomous operation for long-term adaptive healthcare. We have expertise in design, fabrication, control and evaluation of these biomedical robots in pre-clinical trials.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an internationally leading research group and conduct medical robotics research in an interdisciplinary project involving engineers, scientists and medical staff.

Candidates should have a background in the following fields: either Mechanical Engineering (mechanism designs, actuators, fabrication, mechanics modelling), Electrical Engineering (sensors, remote communication, microcontrollers, circuit design), Material Engineering (materials modelling, characterization and fabrication, biomaterials), Control (bio-machine interaction, optimization, estimation), Mechatronics or Robotics, or a related field.

The position is funded for 3.5 years. The scholarship will pay the Research Council UK (RCUK) fees at the EU/UK level and stipend for up to 3.5 years and a Research Training and Support Grant (RTSG) of £1000 per annum. Nationality and residency eligibility are according to EPSRC requirements (

The start date is 30 September 2019 at the earliest.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2019.

Information about the research laboratory:

All applications should be made directly through the central University of Sheffield application portal.

Details of the Department's Admissions procedures and a link to the portal can be found here:

For informal queries, please contact Dr Dana Damian (

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