Current Studentships

Keele University studentships, when available, are funded internally or from external sponsors such as research councils or from industry. If you are interested in any of the studentships available you can apply online.

Research topic Recreating thrombosis models using tissue-engineered arterial constructs: A novel method to reduce and replace mice used in platelet research
Reference number ISTM2018-01
Overview

We are looking to recruit a PhD student with a relevant biomedical science or bioengineering background to design and develop a microfluidic system incorporating a tissue-engineered arterial construct as an alternative to current animal experiments. This work will principally be conducted in the Institute for Science and Technology of Medicine (ISTM) in Keele University. The project will involve collaboration with leading research groups in both the University of Reading and Loughborough University.

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Duration 3 years (full-time)
Fees Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2018/19 home/EU rates currently: £4,195). Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (currently approximately £11,253 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend A research studentship stipend of currently £14,553 per annum for 2017/18
Closing date 29th June 2018
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Research topic Analysis of biological neural dynamics using optically detected electron spin resonance of nitrogen vacancy centres in diamond and numerical modelling
Reference number ISTM2018-02
Overview

We are looking to recruit a PhD student interested in multidisciplinary research spanning the fields of optical imaging and computational science with applications in neuroscience. This work will be carried out in collaboration with Professor Melissa Mather’s research group in the Institute for Science and Technology of Medicine (ISTM), Keele University and Professor Peter Andras’ group in the School of Computing and Mathematics, Keele University. This project will contribute to an ERC Consolidator grant held by Prof Mather.

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Duration 3 years (full-time)
Fees Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2017/18 home/EU rates currently: £4,195). Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (currently approximately £11,253 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend A research studentship stipend of currently £15000 per annum for 2017/18, and raising to £16,000 per annum for the final year of the project.
Closing date Friday 25th May 2018
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Research topic Trends and determinants of survival for patients on renal replacement therapy over time
Reference number RPCH2018/01
Overview

PHD Studentship in Biostatistics available from October 2018. We are looking to recruit a PhD student with a strong statistical background to develop methodology in biostatistics within a multidisciplinary research environment of the Institute for Applied Clinical Sciences at Keele University. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to the project statistical supervisor Dr Ivonne Solis-Trapala (i.solis-trapala@keele.ac.uk) or the clinical supervisor Dr Mark Lambie (lambiem@doctors.net.uk or m.lambie@keele.ac.uk). Eligibility: Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or above) in Statistics, Mathematics or related discipline, and a Master’s degree in Medical Statistics or related discipline is desirable.

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Duration 3 years (full-time) 6 years (part-time)
Fees Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2018/19 home/EU rates currently: £4,195). Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (currently approximately £11,253 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend A research studentship stipend of currently £14,553 per annum for 2017/18
Closing date Thursday 14th June 2018
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Research topic The development of lake margins, their interactions with contemporaneous continental environments and the implications for their reservoir potential
Reference number FNS GS 2017-26
Overview

Please see attached advert. Eligiblity Criteria: 2:1 or above in Geology, Geoscience or a related discipline.

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Duration 4 years.
Fees Fees bursary (UK/EU fee level only) for four years. An overseas student would need to self fund the difference between UK/EU fee level and overseas fee level. Overseas students will also require IELTS 6.0 with minimum of 5:5 in each subtest.
Stipend RCUK level stipend for four years (Stipend for 2018/9 £14,777 per annum). Yearly travel and subsistence grant for four years. This project is funded under the inter-university Oil and Gas Consortium.
Closing date 30th June 2018
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Research topic Principled agent-based simulation.
Reference number FNS GS 2017-22
Overview

This PhD is to explore software engineering support for simulation, with the aim of producing design and implementation support that enables reuse and modification of simulators. Please see the advert for more information.

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Duration 3 years
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only. Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
Stipend Open to fully self-funded students only. Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
Closing date 31st May 2018
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Research topic Data-driven design of biological systems – Computational synthetic biology.
Reference number FNS GS 2017-18
Overview

This project involves the development of formal data and model-driven design methodologies for biological systems. We will investigate the process of mapping biological circuit specifications into DNA bases that encode desired systems.

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Duration 3 years.
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only. Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
Stipend No funding available. Open to fully self-funded students only.
Closing date Applications accepted all year round.
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Research topic Design, Chemical Synthesis and Evaluation of Mimetic Nucleoside Analogues
Reference number FNS GS 2017-14
Overview

Applications are invited for self-funded students wishing to perform research towards a PhD in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry.

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Duration 3 years
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only. Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. For UK/EU 2017/18 tuition fees are £4195 per annum and overseas are £18,900 per annum.
Stipend No funding available. Open to fully self-funded students only.
Closing date Applications accepted all year round.
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Research topic Interaction of prohibitins with m-AAA proteases at the inner mitochondrial membrane
Reference number FNS GS 2017-25
Overview

Please see attached advert. The position will be based at Keele University for year 1 of the 3 year period.  For years 2 and 3 the student will be based full-time at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France. Applicants must be UK or EU nationals to be eligibile for the studentship. Msc in Biochemical/Biophysical/Chemical/natural sciences - minimum degree classification 2:1 or equivalent.  An interest in both laboratory and computational work (protein production and biophysical techniques) is essential - full training will be provided.

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Duration 3 years.
Fees 100% UK/EU fees for 3 years funded by Keele University.
Stipend Stipend for year 1 at Research Council rates (2018/19 £14,777 per annum) will be provided by Keele. For years 2 and 3 the student will be salaried at the ILL (salary €28,800 - from which tax and social charges are paid). Funding for consumables and conference attendance is available.
Closing date 15th July 2018
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Research topic A high-resolution reconstruction of Holocene climate and ice sheet change in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica
Reference number FNS GS 2018-01
Overview

Please see advert for further details.

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Duration 3 years.
Fees 100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years commencing Academic year 2018/2019. International students may apply, but are required to cover the difference between home fees and international level fees.
Stipend Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018//9 stipend £14,777 per annum). Funding for consumables and conference attendance is available.
Closing date 15th June 2018
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Research topic A choice of Astrophysics projects is available (see below) of which a minimum of one will be funded.
Reference number FNS GS 2018-02
Overview

Please see attached advert for full details.

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Duration 3 years
Fees 100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years commencing academic year 2018/9.
Stipend Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 £14,777 per annum).
Closing date 5th June 2018
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Research topic Influence of hybrid nanoparticle architecture on theranostic abilities in pancreatic cancer.
Reference number ISTM2018-NANO01
Overview

We are looking to recruit a PhD student with a relevant chemical, biomedical science or bioengineering background to design and develop novel nanomedicine platforms for chemotherapy.


For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Clare Hoskins (c.hoskins@keele.ac.uk).

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Duration 3 years
Fees Self-funding students only
Stipend Self-funding students only
Closing date Friday 18th May 2019
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Research topic Second generation nano-carriers for pancreatic cancer therapy.
Reference number ISTM2018-NANO02
Overview

We are looking to recruit a PhD student with a relevant chemical, biomedical science or bioengineering background to design and develop novel nanomedicine platforms for chemotherapy.


In this project we would like to use this established chemistry in order to form a range of second generation particles exploiting combined therapies of anticancer drugs for pancreatic cancer treatment.


For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Clare Hoskins (c.hoskins@keele.ac.uk).

Details See advert and details and supplementary information
Duration 3 years
Fees Self-funding students only
Stipend Self-funding students only
Closing date Friday 18th May 2019
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