The appointee will be responsible for establishing clear and robust project management and student administration from recruitment to graduation for the SPADS Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). This role will coordinate the delivery of a nationally strategic programme bringing together an ecosystem of researchers, industry, and government stakeholders operating in the defence and security sector.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

OPTIMA is a 4 year PhD training programme combining excellent research and PhD supervision in world-leading scientific environments and a bespoke programme of business training in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship.

It is a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) funded by both the EPSRC and the MRC in recognition for our use of cutting-edge optical technology to address key clinical questions via medical imaging.

OPTIMA Researcher in the lab

The SOFI CDT is formed by the three universities: Durham University, University of Edinburgh and the University of Leeds in a global consortium with industrial partners, major research facilities and international universities and institutes.

Soft matter image

The combination of Sensing and Measurement is arguably the most fundamental scientific discipline required and utilised by society: it impacts on all areas of life from integrated atomic clocks for GPS location, through the myriad of chemical and physical sensors found in science, industry, environmental monitoring, consumer goods, biomedicine, food, energy and transport.

CDT-ISM is no longer recruiting.

Please see for full information about the CDT.

James Clark Maxwell Telescope, Hawaii
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