Swansea University’s College of Medicine invites applications from highly motivated and ambitious candidates for a fully-funded PhD studentship.

Program details   

  • The project involves an investigation into the rheological properties of blood clots, in order to develop a new biomarker for predicting risk of embolic events in patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis.
  •  The student will be based at the Centre for Nanohealth, but will also carry out research at the Haemostasis Biomedical Research Unit on site of Morriston Hospital. As part of the project, the student will be given the opportunity to spend a period at Penn Medicine, USA to undertake training using advanced imaging techniques such as Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy.

Worth of award

  • The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax-free stipend of £14,000 p.a. for three years (subject to satisfactory progress).
  • International students are welcome to apply for this studentship, but will be required to pay the remaining balance between UK/EU tuition fees and international tuition fees.

Location of study

  • The scholarship is tenable at Swansea University, UK


  • Academic requirements: Candidates should have a first or upper second class honours degree in medical/chemical engineering, or a biomedical related subject.
  • Residency criteria: The studentship is open to UK/EU and international students, but only UK/EU tuition fees will be paid. International students will be required to pay the remaining balance between UK/EU and international fees.

Level of study

  • PhD

How to apply

  • To apply for this studentship, email a CV and covering letter to Dr Karl Hawkins: [email protected]

 Deadline: Application closes on August, 22, 2014

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