• Posted on: 16th Dec 2020
  • Funding amount: Funding Available
  • Funding for: EU Students, UK Students
  • REF: NM25153
  • Closes: 15th March 2021
  • Hours: Full Time

Funding is available to work on a 4 year iCASE supported PhD project as part of a collaboration between the University of Cambridge (bulk-sucon.eng.cam.ac.uk/) and Oxford Instruments NanoScience (https://nanoscience.oxinst.com/).

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between academic and industrial research and development. Practical bulk high temperature superconductor magnets hold the potential to revolutionise the strategically important areas of nuclear magnetic resonance and quantum technologies.

The successful candidate will primarily work on the development of a magnet charging technique, but will also study the performance of charged bulks in terms of field uniformity and stability.

As an iCASE student, the successful candidate will be required to spend a period of time working on the project at Oxford Instrument’s facility in Oxfordshire.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree in Engineering, Physics or a closely related subject.

EPSRC ICASE studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for eligible UK students. International (including EU) students will be considered for partial funding (home-level fees and maintenance).

Further details about eligibility and funding can be found at: https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/help/eligibility/ https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees

Please note that the funding for this studentship is pending final confirmation and its availability will not be confirmed before February.

To apply for this studentship, please send your two page CV and your most recent university grade transcript to jhd25@cam.ac.uk to arrive no later than 15 March 2021.

Any offer of funding will be conditional on securing a place as a PhD student. Candidates will need to apply separately for admission through the University’s Graduate Admissions application portal; this can be done before or after applying for this funding opportunity. Note that there is a £70 fee for PhD applications. We therefore advise that applicants who are interested in applying solely for this studentship wait until the availability of this funding has been confirmed by the PI, before submitting an application via the portal. The applicant portal can be accessed via: www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg. The final deadline for PhD applications is 30 June 2021, although it is advisable to apply earlier than this.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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