UK: PhD Studentship Development and assessment of a low-cost automatic telephone-based screening system for atrial fibrillation at University of Hull

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Closing date: – 3rd February 2014.
Studentships will start on 29th September 2014.

Supervisors: – Dr P Langley, p.langley@hull.ac.uk (Engineering), plus partners in HYMS, FHSC and NHS

Interested in applying your computing and engineering skills to tackle important clinical problems?

Do you want to work in a multi-disciplinary team, interacting with medical engineers, clinicians and patients?

If so this PhD studentship may be the launch-pad for your medical engineering career.

Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm and a major risk factor for stroke. Many people who have atrial fibrillation do not have symptoms so are unaware of the condition. This project seeks to make a significant advance in developing low-cost technology to facilitate screening of atrial fibrillation in the community.

To be successful you’ll need a high level of motivation to undertake PhD research in medical engineering. An interest in medical device development and signal processing is essential. We’ll look for evidence of excellent technical skills (computer programming and signal processing in Matlab) which will be matched by well-developed interpersonal skills (written and verbal communication, team-working). A first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject is essential and we welcome applications across a range of engineering subjects, particularly electronics and medical engineering.

Full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship will include fees at the ‘home/EU’ student rate and maintenance (£13,726 in 2013/14) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Full-time International Fee PhD Studentships will include full fees at the International student rate for three years, dependant on satisfactory progress.

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in addition to their research degree.

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