Microfluidic devices for fast diagnosis

Microfluidic devices can achieve high sensitivity and receive results rapidly in diseases diagnosis. As one example of their broad applications, microfluidic devices have the potential in rapid identification of bacteria in patients’ biological samples. This can help physicians prescribe appropriate antibiotics quickly, enabling improved treatment and avoiding overuse of antibiotics. The project to be carried out in the Institute for Bioengineering at the University of Edinburgh is going to develop microfluidic devices for efficient, sensitive, and fast detection of bacteria.

To undertake this research, we are seeking a highly motivated candidate with established hands-on experience in chemical engineering, materials, or biology.

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Friday, March 10, 2023

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Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, biomedical engineering, or cell biology, possibly supported by an MSc Degree.

English language requirements need to be satisfied by EU/Overseas applicants. Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.


Applications are welcomed from self-funded students, or students who are applying for        scholarships from the University of Edinburgh or elsewhere.

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