Back to search results

PhD Studentship in Interfacing Electronics and Synthetic Biology

The University of Edinburgh

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Edinburgh
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 1st October 2022
 

There is huge potential for growth in the cross-over area between bioelectronics and synthetic biology. The aim of this project is to develop an interface that enables information transfer between the two domains. In the future, readout platforms using this type of interface could be applied in many areas, such as medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, and wearable devices.

The project will involve creating and characterising a novel multiplexed electronic readout for cell-free systems, commonly used to house synthetic genetic circuits and biosensors. The practical work will make use of silicon microfabrication techniques to produce and functionalise miniature electrodes, biochemical techniques including protein expression in cell-free systems, and electrochemical analysis using amperometric techniques.

The research will be highly interdisciplinary. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic candidate who would enjoy the challenges and opportunities that interdisciplinarity presents. They will be encouraged and supported to develop expertise in both microsystems engineering and molecular biology.

The successful student will join a new research group, led by Dr Jamie Marland, that focuses on the development of bioelectronic interfaces for broad range of applications, from in vitro assays to implantable sensors. They will be based in the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems within the School of Engineering and will have access to cutting edge facilities including a well-equipped silicon cleanroom and biological laboratory space. The supervisory team includes advisors from the Institute from Bioengineering and Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology (SynthSys).

The studentship is fully funded, but only the Home tuition fee rate is covered. The ideal start date is January-March 2022, but this can be flexible.

Please note that this position is open until filled, and it will be closed once a suitable candidate is identified.

Principal Supervisor: 

Dr Jamie Marland

Eligibility: 

Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree.

Applications are particularly encouraged from students with a background in electronic engineering and a strong interest in biology/biotechnology. However, we would be happy to consider applicants with a biology/chemistry background if an interest and aptitude for engineering can also be demonstrated.

Funding: Tuition fees and stipend are available for Home/EU students with settled/pre-settled status (International students can apply, but the funding only covers the Home fee rate).

Further information and other funding options.

Informal Enquiries:  jamie.marland@ed.ac.uk

Further Information: 

The University of Edinburgh is committed to equality of opportunity for all its staff and students, and promotes a culture of inclusivity. Please see details here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/equality-diversity

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

PhD tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
 
More PhDs from The University of Edinburgh

Show all PhDs for this organisation …

More PhDs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge