Science postgraduate research opportunities

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Perovskite Solar Cells for Indoor light harvesting


Deadline:15 May 2018 Opens:15 March 2018

Indoor light harvesting is a way to address demand for off-grid power sources. Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have high power conversion efficiencies >20 % under outdoor conditions. The project proposed aims to develop highly efficient PSCs for indoor applications

Fee status

EU

Subject

Physics, Chemistry, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend

Highly Efficient Elastic Perovskite Solar Cells


Deadline:15 May 2018 Opens:15 March 2018

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with high power conversion efficiencies >20 % have been reported only for rigid substrates. The project proposed aims to develop highly efficient elastic PSCs which are important especially for integration on curved surfaces and moving parts.

Fee status

EU

Subject

Physics, Chemistry, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend

Agent-Human collaborations in High Pressured and Complex Information Environments.


Deadline:1 June 2018 Opens:27 March 2018

High pressured and complex information environments like submariner sonar specialists or air traffic controllers place enormous amounts of stress on operators who need to deal with a multitude of sensor data, make sense of the information, to report and act on arising events, threats and anomalies.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU

Subject

Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Algorithmic Bias in Search Engines


Opens:27 March 2018

Everyday people use search engines to find information. However, the algorithms behind search engines use a multitude of features and are trained by machine learning. As a result the algorithms are often subject to various biases – which can have a negative impact on search performance.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Computer and information sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Information Retrieval and Seeking - Next Generation Search


Deadline:2 October 2018 Opens:27 March 2018

Finding the right information is the key to success in the digital age.The Interactive Information Retrieval group specialises is understanding how people search for information and develops interactive search tools, agents, and search engines that support people’s information seeking and retrieval work tasks.

Fee status

Subject

Computer and information sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Studies of the interaction of intense laser pulses with plasma as ultra-compact accelerators, plasma-based laser amplifiers, and coherent and incoherent attosecond x-ray sources


Opens:1 January 2017

PhDs are available in an exciting and challenging research area, with a vibrant group of experimentalists and theoreticians developing and applying ultra-compact accelerators and x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Microscopic mapping and spectroscopy of III-nitride semiconductors and devices


Opens:1 August 2017

This project involves different microscopic techniques to investigate semiconductor heterostructures and light-emitting diode devices, performed on our suite of scanning electron microscopes, providing information on material properties at length scales ranging from nanometres to centimetres.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Multiscale neural imaging - from synapse to whole organism


Opens:12 February 2018

Advances in microscopy allow imaging on scales ranging from single molecules to whole organism. This project involves developing a microscope that will allow images of whole invertebrates (likely C. Elegans nematode worms) be correlated with nanoscopic (super-reolution) images of sub-cellular regions within them.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

A multidisciplinary approach to elucidate the mechanism of ammonium transport by the ubiquitous family of Amt/Rhesus protein


Opens:31 May 2017

What are the functional features that are important for the ion specificity and ion permeation? What are the structural features that explain the mechanistic difference between Amt (transporter) and Rh (channel)? What are the conformational changes associated with the transport cycle?

Fee status

Subject

Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Molecular and cellular changes in intellectual disability


Deadline:31 August 2018 Opens:12 March 2018

Behavioural and anatomical changes identified in Zdhhc9 knockout mice suggest that this mouse line is a novel system to investigate the molecular and cellular changes linked to intellectual disability. This project will investigate underlying cell/molecular changes that cause intellectual dysfunction.

Fee status

International

Subject

Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Developing globally accessible thermo-stable vaccine adjuvants using flexible and adaptive manufacturing processes


Deadline:19 May 2018 Opens:19 March 2018

This project aims to develop thermostable liposomal adjuvants which can be manufactured using flexible and adaptive processes, which is scalable in a rapidly responsive mode. The project is in collaboration with the Staten Serum Institute and Pall Life Sciences

Fee status

Home (Scottish), Rest of UK

Subject

Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend