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PhD Studentship - ImplantSens: Enzyme immobilization and modelling


Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:  Friday 28 February 2020
Reference:  1235620EB

Supervisor:                 Prof P N Bartlett

Project description

The studentship is funded by a Marie Sklodowska Curie European Training Network and the successful applicant will be appointed and paid as a fellow at the University. The project involves modeling the performance of immobilized enzymes in redox-polymer based sensors and in directly validating the models using experimental data generated within the Network. There will be an opportunity for the successful applicant to carry out experimental measurements as part of the work. The position will suit candidates with a background in chemistry, chemical engineering or biochemistry and an interest in coupled (bio)chemical kinetics, mass transport and the applications of mathematical modeling. Some familiarity with programming and/or modeling tools such as Mattab, Mathematica, Maple or Comsol would be an advantage. 

Closing date: applications should be received no later than 28th February 2020.

How To Apply

Applications should be made online here selecting “PhD Chemistry (Full time)” as the programme. Please enter Philip Bartlett under the Topic or Field of Research.

Applications should include

Research Proposal

Curriculum Vitae

Two reference letters

Degree Transcripts to date

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