PhD Studentship, Aston Medical School

Birmingham, United Kingdom
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Aston Medical School - Studentships

Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 24 October 2018
Reference:  R180415

Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by Aston Medical School, to be undertaken within the Cardiovascular Photonics Group at Aston University.

Financial Support

This studentship includes a fee bursary to cover the home/EU fees rate plus a maintenance allowance of £14,777 in 2018/9. Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees, currently this is £12,290 in 2018/9. As part of the application, you will be required to confirm that you have applied for, or, secured this additional funding.

Background of the Project

The general concept of this project is directed towards the development of novel, non-invasive laser-based diagnostic techniques dedicated to the functional assessment of myocardial injury. We are seeking an enthusiastic graduate interested in combining the fields of Photonics and Cardiovascular Medicine and able to work at the interface of Physics and Medical Sciences. The candidate will receive training in the development of laser-based systems for the diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease by combining the clinical studies at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Person Specification

Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area, such as Physics/Engineering (optics, automatics, electronics) or Medical/Biological Sciences. Preferred skill requirements include knowledge/experience of experimental work in the field of optics and biophotonics/bioengineering; skills in C++, Python, LabView or MatLab. If English is not your first language, you should have IELTS 6.5 or higher.

For further details on the project and an informal enquiry please contact Professor Francisco Leyva ( and Dr Karina Litvinova ( 

To apply please click on the following link: