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 Nanoporous materials for sensors and catalytic applications.
Reference number FNS GS 2018-05
Overview

The project commences in October 2018 and will be carried out at Keele University.


Full details are attached.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years
Fees Fully funded
Stipend Funding support is provided as follows: 100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years commencing Academic year 2018/2019 . 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 1 September 2018 in the first instance, with the interviews planned for mid-September 2018. If no suitable candidate is identified following this deadline, then further applications will be considered until the post is filled.
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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.

Details See advert and details
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.

Details See advert and details
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 Interactive virtual 3D environments.
Reference number FNS GS 2018-04
Overview

The PhD research will involve the user experience design and evaluation of an online virtual environment integrated with collaborative and reconstruction tools.


Please see advert for further details.

Details See advert and details
Duration
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only.
Stipend This opportunity for self-funded applicants only.
Closing date Applications are welcome all year around.
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Research topic Transcriptome analysis of stem cell and chondrocyte therapies.
Reference number FNS GS 2018-06
Overview

Please see attached advert for details.


A powered half-way analysis of cell therapies from 78 patients by RNA-seq is planned for October 2018, and will form the basis of this exciting and timely bioinformatics-focused PhD studentship. We will focus on the analysis of the transcriptome of the 2 different cell populations (MSCs/stem cells and chondrocytes) and determine if there are identifiable potency markers or predictors of clinical efficacy. The studentship will leverage the bioinformatics facilities and expertise developed by Dr Tonge’s group at Keele.

Details See advert and details
Duration
Fees Funding is available to cover 100% UK/EU student tuition fees and to provide a stipend of £14,777 per annum for a period of three years. Overseas students are welcome to apply but need to cover the difference between home/EU fees £4260 per year and overseas fees of £23,300 per year.
Stipend As above
Closing date 28 August 2018
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Research topic Wearable sensing device design, evaluation and data analytics.
Reference number FNS GS 2018-07
Overview

Wearable technology and data analytics are active and important areas of research with many opportunities for innovation. This PhD research will involve the use, testing and evaluation of commercial and prototype wearable tech. designs as well as an opportunity to research data analytics with acquired data.


Please see attached advert for full details.

Details See advert and details
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. For information regarding University tuition fees please see: http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/feesandfinance/
Stipend This opportunity for self-funded applicants only.
Closing date Applications are welcome all year around.
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Research topic Second generation nano-carriers for pancreatic cancer therapy.
Reference number ISTM2018-CUMO_01
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.


Self-funding students only.

Details See advert and details and supplementary information
Duration
Fees n/a
Stipend n/a
Closing date Friday 18th May 2019
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Research topic Nanopharmaceutics, nanomedicine, stem cell therapy, bioengineering, nanotechnology, cancer therapeutics, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering.
Reference number ISTM2018
Overview

We are looking to recruit PhD students with a relevant chemical, biomedical science or bioengineering background to add to our existing portfolio of novel technologies for medical advancement. We would particularly welcome applicants with interest in stem cell therapy, regenerate medicine, tissue engineering or nanoparticle technologies.


Self-funding students only.

Details See advert and details
Duration
Fees Home fees (£10,000 per year) Overseas fees (£21,000 per year)
Stipend Self-funding students only
Closing date Wednesday 19th June 2019
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