Friday, 2 December 2011

PhD studentship available

A PhD studentship is available as part of a joint project between the National Physical Laboratory, University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford, aimed at the trapping and manipulation of microbubbles in optical and acoustical fields, to transform them into micro-sensors. The project already employs a PhD student for the theoretical part: we are currently recruiting a student for the experimental side of the project.

The work will be mainly conducted at NPL under the direction of Dr Gianluca Memoli, and the student will be registered for a PhD with Dr Philip Jones, at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London.

The studentship is available for three years, starting in early 2012 and will pay a stipend and fees at a rate applicable for UK and EU students.

Candidates should have a degree in Physics or Engineering and previous experimental experience (with lasers or ultrasound or microfluidics) would be a clear advantage.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is one of the UK's leading science facilities and research centres. It is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate standards, science and technology available.

NPL occupies a unique position as the UK's National Measurement Institute and sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application. Its expertise and original research have underpinned quality of life, innovation and competitiveness for UK citizens and business for more than a century.

NPL is based in a unique research environment which is located in pleasant surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park in south-west London. We have a host of onsite facilities including a subsidised crèche, restaurant, and a sports and social club.

NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting their people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and any other relevant information to:

Dr Gianluca Memoli
Tel: +44 20 8943 6062

The cosing date for aplications is 31 December 2011.