PhD studentships


The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

In addition to its core research activities, the Centre offers comprehensive PhD and MRes programmes for researchers with a strong technical or clinical background. These programmes are designed to develop cutting edge, disruptive technologies and blue-sky ideas; yet will be appropriate and accessible to all countries for addressing different needs of the healthcare challenges with a common ground for technological innovations.

We currently have 2 fully-funded PhD studentships working in medical robotics, imaging, and pervasive sensing to start from the next academic year. The PhD programme is open to UK/EU and overseas students. The funding is for three years and covers both fees and living expenses. Research progress is assessed each year and continuing receipt of funds will depend on satisfactory academic progress.

These studentships offer an excellent opportunity to be involved in inter-disciplinary research in a thriving scientific environment. Imperial College is ranked the fifth best university in the world (Times Higher QS World University Rankings October 2009) and offers excellent support in personal development and career progression for its staff members.

Applicants should usually have a good 1st class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and preferably also a good Masters degree in the relevant area for their PhD.  Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

Applications must include the following:

  • A 2- 3 page research statement that describes what you see as an  interesting research issue relating to this studentship and what relevant experience you have
  • A detailed CV
  • Transcripts of all degree results
  • 2 recent letters of references

Please email your application to Miss Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) with the subject title ‘Hamlyn PhD studentship application.’  Informal enquiries are also welcome before formal application.

Closing date:  Applications will be considered until the positions are filled