The start date is flexible.
The research will focus on the mechanical behaviour of mineralized tissues with particular emphasis on the use of new experimental methods to measure physical properties at length scales approaching nanometres.
Potential students should be highly motivated and ideally have a degree in applied physical sciences, although a background in biological sciences will also be considered.
Familiarity with the structure of mineralized tissue is an advantage.
Funding is available for UK/EU students with a minimum 2.1 degree although other nationals will be considered provided academic excellence can be demonstrated.
Successful students will receive an annual stipend of £14,300.
Further information about the studentships can be obtained by contacting Dr Barber at +44(0)207-882-7763 or a.h.barber [at] qmul.ac.uk.
To apply for the position please send a CV with the names of two referees to:
Department of Materials
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
Or by email to k.a.johnston [at] qmul.ac.uk
Closing date: 10 September.