PhD studentships

The EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation

The Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) is hosted by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (www.cmac.ac.uk), a major new initiative that aims to accelerate the adoption of continuous manufacturing technologies for high value chemical products such as pharmaceuticals.  With over £32M funding from EPSRC, industry and other sources the Centre brings together a UK team that includes seven top research universities (Bath, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Loughborough and Strathclyde) and three of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies (AstraZeneca, GSK and Novartis). The DTC is now offering a world-class post-graduate research degree programme with up to 22 four year studentships starting in 2014 across the partner institutions.


The DTC PhD Training Programme

The DTC four year PhD programme combines dynamic, multi-disciplinary training with pioneering research projects spanning the breadth of the Centre's manufacturing research scope with active involvement of industrial partners.  Research opportunities include the following thematic areas:

  • crystallisation control and particle engineering,
  • process analytical technologies,
  • powder processing and formulation,
  • process modelling and pharmaceutical regulation
  • operations management and supply chain.

Students will join an established community of doctoral researchers and benefit from support from internationally leading academic supervisors and expert industry practitioners and opinion leaders. Successful candidates will emerge with highly sought-after multidisciplinary skills and an international reputation for excellence in continuous manufacturing and crystallisation research.


How to Apply?

We are inviting applications for our third cohort of fully funded DTC studentships commencing October 2014 from students with a background in relevant disciplines of Science, Engineering or Management including Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Operations Management and other related disciplines. The multidisciplinary programme offers a dynamic and exciting training programme to equip students with the necessary skills to tackle a  range of  research challenges across all of the thematic areas. Further details on the themes available for 2014 will be posted on www.cmac.ac.uk/DTC from February 2014.

Applications are welcomed now from UK/EU students with, or expecting to obtain a first class or upper second class honours degree in relevant disciplines. For more details on how to apply, or to find out more about the programme and opportunities, please visit the website (www.cmac.ac.uk/DTC) or email Miss Jacqueline Brown: j.brown@strath.ac.uk.



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