08/03/2018

Fully-funded 4-year PhD Studentships at EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceOther
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringOther
    PhysicsElectromagnetism
    PhysicsElectronics
    PhysicsOptics
    PhysicsSolid state physics
    TechnologyElectrical technology
    TechnologyNanotechnology
    TechnologyOptronics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/08/2018 12:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Belfast and Glasgow
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    10/09/2018

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is a partnership between Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and the University of Glasgow (UoG). We provide opportunities for applicants to research novel scientific and engineering developments in highly manufacturable photonic and integration technologies with far-reaching applications related to the storage of digital information, telecommunications, healthcare and beyond.

THE PROGRAMME

Our 4-year PhD programme leads to a unique joint research degree from both universities. We provide 4-year studentships which cover tuition fees and provide an annual maintenance stipend of £14,777. In year one, our students spend time at both universities, completing a range of scientific and technical courses and engage in exploratory research projects, before choosing and embarking on their PhD research project.

INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS

CDT students undertake courses and skills training in entrepreneurship, leadership, management and innovation, which are completed on an interdisciplinary basis with other PhD students from QUB and Trinity College Dublin, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

During their PhD, students also manage their own research and training budget that covers bench costs and supports travel between the universities and to conferences/meetings.

RESEARCH

CDT students undertake a diverse and exciting range of topical doctoral research projects which cut across physics, materials and electrical and optical engineering. They benefit from access to state of the art experimental and computational facilities in Physics and at the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre at UoG, alongside the Centre for Nanostructured Media at QUB.

PhD research projects broadly fall under five themes:

  • Ultra-reliable semiconductor lasers operating in a hostile environment
  • Low cost planar lightwave circuit platforms for coupling lasers into passive waveguides and suitable for volume manufacture
  • Novel nanoplasmonic devices and antennas capable of operating in extreme environments
  • Advanced materials for magnetic recording optimised for high temperature fluctuations through composition, layering and patterning on µm and nm scales
  • Characterisation and failure analysis using scanning probe and electron microscopy and x-ray material analysis

WORKING WITH INDUSTRY

The programme has been designed and delivered in close consultation with our impressive range of industrial partners.

All students benefit from ongoing opportunities to engage with our industrial partners, such as conferences, seminars, placements, site visits and have exclusive access to the tailored ‘Teamwork and Collaboration Skills in a Cross-Geographical Environment’ module which is delivered by Seagate Technology as part of their Global Leadership programme.

ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO APPLY

We are now recruiting for 2018 and have a number of 4-year fully-funded studentships available to UK and EU nationals.

Applicants should have, or hope to have, a 2:1 (or equivalent) in a cognate physical sciences or engineering discipline, such as physics, materials science, electrical engineering, chemistry or chemical engineering.

Each studentship covers fees and a maintenance stipend at the current EPSRC rate of £14,777. Additionally, CDT students benefit from funding for travel and mobility between the institutions as well as to conferences. Each student also has significant individually tailored research project expenses.

If you have any queries about eligibility please contact Brenda Morris, in the first instance.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW FOR 2018 ENTRY

Benefits

Each studentship covers fees and a maintenance stipend at the current EPSRC rate of £14,777. Additionally, CDT students benefit from funding for travel and mobility between the institutions as well as to conferences. Each student also has significant individually tailored research project expenses.

Eligibility criteria

ELIGIBILITY*

Applicants must be of UK/EU nationality and have at least a 2:1 BSc/Masters in physics, chemistry, materials and electrical engineering or chemical engineering.

*For residency T&C’s visit www.cdt-piads.ac.uk

Selection process

Applications will be considered as they are received and offers will be made on an ongoing basis until all places for 2018 have been allocated, after which a reserve list will be operated.

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants should have, or hope to have, a 2:1 (or equivalent) in a cognate physical sciences or engineering discipline, such as physics, materials science, electrical engineering, chemistry or chemical engineering.

Work location(s)
10 position(s) available at
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage
United Kingdom
Belfast and Glasgow

EURAXESS offer ID: 286370