PhD studentships as part of the EPSRC CDT

About the project

Applications are invited for four PhD studentships starting in Autumn 2021 as part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science:

Subject Areas

Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, Applied Physics Atmospheric Physics, Pharmacology / Toxicology, Microbiology, Immunology.

About the Centre for Doctoral training in Aerosol Science

Aerosol science is crucial to disciplines as broad ranging as drug delivery to the lungs, transmission of disease, climate change, energy and combustion science, novel materials, and consumer and agricultural products.

An aerosol is any collection of particles dispersed in a gas. The CDT brings together a multi-disciplinary team of 80 post-graduate students and academics from seven UK universities spanning the physical, environmental and health sciences, and engineering. Our aim is to tackle the global challenges in which aerosol science is key.

Find out more about the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science

Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science

During your doctorate, you will learn to research in diverse multidisciplinary teams, gain an advanced understanding of the core physical science of aerosols, and collaborate with industrial and public sector partners, equipping you to undertake ground-breaking research in aerosol science.

During the first seven months of your PhD, you will join the CDT cohort based at the University of Bristol. Core training in aerosol science, research methods, professionalism and translation will be delivered by Team Based Learning. You will then undertake a short research project at your home or partner institution before starting your PhD research. You will gain experience outside academia in a placement with an industrial/public sector partner in Year 2 or 3.

Application and deadline

Candidates who aspire to work in a multidisciplinary field, and hold or will achieve a minimum of an upper second-class undergraduate degree in any of these areas are encouraged to apply: chemistry, physics, biological sciences, life and medical sciences, mathematics and computer science, chemical and mechanical engineering, pharmaceutical and environmental sciences.

Apply by 9.00 on Monday 17 January 2022 – eligible applicants with a suitable academic background will be invited to attend an online recruitment and assessment day during w/c 7 February 2022. Applications after this date will be subject to remaining availability of studentships.

Visit the EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science website to apply

Find out more about the application process

Application enquiries

Please email Kate Lucas (Aerosol CDT Administrator) for any application enquiries.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to furthering issues of equality, diversity and inclusion and are keen to attract the most highly talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. The needs of individuals will be accommodated during the recruitment process and while studying with the CDT. Further information on our commitment to equality and diversity can be found on our website.

Funding information

Each four-year PhD studentship is fully funded as part of the EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science. Some projects are also part-sponsored by an industrial partner (in which case this will be noted on the project description). Successful applicants who meet the funding criteria will receive a studentship covering tuition fees, research and training support grant, plus a stipend paid at the standard UKRI rate. Both UK and overseas candidates are encouraged to apply.