[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two Fully-funded PhD Scholarships in Biomedical Robotics at the University of Sheffield

Dana Damian d.damian at sheffield.ac.uk
Tue Dec 24 10:01:05 PST 2019

Two Fully-funded PhD Scholarships in Biomedical Robotics at the University
of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield's Biomedical Robotics Laboratory and the
Microrobotics Laboratory within the Department of Automatic Control and
Systems Engineering invite applications for PhD Scholarships from talented
and excellent graduates, in the following domains:
[Position 1] Ingestible Surgical Robots (EU/UK nationals only). Deadline 29
February 2020
[Position 2] In-body Soft Robots (no restriction on nationality). Deadline
29 January 2020

The projects’ mission is to develop bionic and biomedical robots that
support sustained autonomous operation for long-term adaptive healthcare.
We have expertise in design, fabrication, control and evaluation of these
biomedical robots in pre-clinical trials.
This is an exciting opportunity to join two internationally leading
research groups and conduct medical robotics research in an
interdisciplinary project involving engineers, scientists and clinicians.
The projects will be in collaboration with the Sheffield Children’s
Hospital and Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital, and have the potential
to open collaborations with MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and
Harvard Medical School, USA.

Candidates are expected to have a background in one of the following
fields: Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics, Electrical
Engineering, Material Engineering, Control, or a related field.
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve a first or upper second class
UK honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an
appropriate area of study. Applicants with other qualifications or
experience should contact the Department’s Research Support Officer,
phdacse at sheffield.ac.uk, so that your eligibility can be verified.

Both positions are funded for 3.5 years and include a Research Training and
Support Grant.
For Position 1, nationality and residency eligibility are according to
EPSRC requirements (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__epsrc.ukri.org_skills_students_help_eligibility_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=62oehKjnfY4DRTUT_dZxarGS0U1vHPPdhMV4EUHL1KM&s=ogiuvBNYwustZEp9RW2Y13SWYsBweVDU_skcrJ8-CTc&e= ).
For Position 2, Home and Overseas candidates are eligible for these

Information about the research laboratories:

The start date for both positions is October 2020.

Applications for Position 1:
Closing date for applications: 29 February 2020.
Please send your CV to Dr Dana Damian (d.damian at sheffield.ac.uk) with a
cover paragraph stating your interests and suitability for the role. Email
title [PhD Scholarship Ingestible Surgical Robots] - Candidate Name. Please
indicate/confirm within this message, if you meet our minimum English
Language requirements, and provide evidence of this:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.sheffield.ac.uk_acse_research-2Ddegrees_applyphd&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=62oehKjnfY4DRTUT_dZxarGS0U1vHPPdhMV4EUHL1KM&s=C2wJKOMnBmuWfIIw8YJecoyaZSNXNn-HONTSaTUjoUM&e= . Please note
that subsequently you may need to apply for this position through the
university graduates portal; you will be instructed via email if this will
be the case.

Applications for Position 2:
Closing date for applications: 29 January 2020 (17:00 GMT).
All applications should be made directly through the central University of
Sheffield application portal. Details of the Department's Admissions
procedures and a link to the portal can be found here:
For informal queries, please contact Dr Dana Damian (
d.damian at sheffield.ac.uk)

About University of Sheffield and ACSE:

University of Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK
research universities. The University is rated 75th in world in the 2019 QS
World University Rankings.
The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) has an
international reputation for its research excellence. The 2014 Research
Excellence Framework (REF) outcome placed it 3rd in the UK overall and 1st
in research outputs in the General Engineering, ranking 98.5% of its
research outputs as being world-leading or internationally excellent.
In the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, the
University was voted top five nationally for providing the best overall
student experience, with our Students' Union voted best in the UK for the
tenth year in a row.

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