Due to funding regulations, this studentship is only available to UK and EU nationals.  Students must meet the eligibility criteria at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/studentregistry/fees/funding/councils/eligibility---html  Overseas applicants are not eligible and should not apply.

We are seeking a PhD student to work on an EPSRC-CASE award project shared between the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and Hitachi Cambridge Lab.   This studentship is available for 3.5 years.

A new approach based on inkjet printing of biomolecules will be used to structure surfaces and use them for live-cell immobilisation for use in sensor development. The key fabrication tool will be recently developed inkjet printer capable of high resolution printing. Biosensors will be designed employing silicon photonic crystals and optical cavities designed in collaboration with University of York. Both cell friendly hydrogels and whole cells will be immobilised onto photonic crystals to assess the cell viability and sensing capabilities of the system. The project is highly interdisciplinary and involves chemical modification of surface and understanding of printing principles and photonic crystals, as well as some biochemistry for biosensor design.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Applicants for the studentship should have:

1.)  A First Class (or a high 2:1) in all previous degrees (Bachelor’s and if applicable, Master’s or other postgraduate degrees) in a relevant discipline.

2.)  If your degree(s) was taken outside the UK, please visit https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-qualifications to determine if your marks will qualify before you apply.

3.)  The successful candidate will be expected to formally apply for admission to the University of Cambridge.  Please see the University’s admissions requirements at:  https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/entry-requirements

To apply for the studentship, please send the following to studentships@ceb.cam.ac.uk by noon on Monday 3 June 2019:

1.)  Include the Vacancy Reference number NQ19124 in the subject line of your email.

2.) A copy of your CV

3.)  Copies of your transcripts from all previous degrees (Bachelor’s and if applicable, Master’s or other postgraduate degrees) that show the marks/grades obtained in each course.

Entry Requirements

We are looking for a candidate with a strong chemical/natural sciences (biophyscis/biochemistry) background willing to work in the interdisciplinary area of biosensor design.  Excellent communication skills and the desire to work on an industry-driven project are also essential.

Funding Information

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