Applications are invited for two Postgraduate Research studentships at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Bristol.
The project will be undertaken within the Robotics Engineering and Computing for Healthcare Group at Bristol Robotics Laboratory. The studentships are funded by the Above and Beyond, the local charity raising funds for Bristol City Centre hospitals.
The successful applicants will work closely with clinical leads from Bristol Royal Infirmary, Professors Bahl and Persad and the research team at Bristol Robotics Laboratory led by Professor Sanja Dogramadzi.
The position is available to start on 1 October 2018.
Background of the project
Brachytherapy is a specialised form of radiotherapy which
involves placement of a radioactive isotope directly into a tumour.
It has the advantage over conventional radiotherapy of delivering
high levels of radiation to the tumour whilst giving lower doses to
healthy surrounding tissues. Brachytherapy to the prostate gland
requires manual placement of applicators by a consultant
oncologist, guided by ultrasound imaging.
This studentship includes a fee bursary to cover the Home/EU tuition fee rate plus a maintenance allowance of £15,500 in 2017/18.
This opportunity is only available to Home/EU applicants.
The successful applicants should have a first-class or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science or Engineering or a related degree, with a keen interest in robotics. However, prior knowledge of medical robotics or, more specifically, brachytherapy is not essential as training will be incorporated within the PhD programme. Preferred skill requirements include knowledge/experience of image processing, mechanical design and control engineering. The applicants should have a master’s degree in one of the relevant subjects.
How to apply
Download and complete the Graduate School studentship application form and send it directly to the UWE Bristol Graduate School. Please ensure you include the title of the research project you propose to undertake, and detail why you are interested in undertaking this PhD project and what relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring to the research. Please see the Graduate School studentship application guidance notes for further information about how to complete the application form.
Please email Professor Sanja Dogramadzi at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion about the studentship.
The closing date for applications is Monday 16 April 2018
If you have not heard from us by 30 April please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.