Full-time Studentship in the Faculty of Science and Technology starting in September 2017
The scholarship is offered on a full-time basis to Home/EU students over 3 years. It will cover fees and includes a £10,000 annual stipend and bench fees/consumables of £2,700. The scholarship is made possible thanks to Brion Research Institute of Taiwan (Sun Ten Group) and Herbprime Co., Ltd.
The studentship offers an opportunity to work within a Taiwanese pharmaceutical company who specialize in the analysis of Chinese medicinal plants. There will also be opportunities to visit China Medical University, Taiwan. It is expected that part of the time spent at the pharmaceutical company will include visits to the collection / cultivation sites in mainland China.
Traditional Chinese Medicines are widely used in the UK and across Europe but the quality of such medicines continues to be problematic. While there has been some research carried out on quality control using different analytical strategies to test raw materials and products, little research has been carried out on the supply network for these medicines and the quality parameters that are employed at the different stages of production.
Research in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Departments of Biomedical and Life Sciences, encompasses a wide range of disciplines from pure to applied science, integrating areas from structural biology, molecular genetics, applied microbiology and biotechnology at one extreme to human performance, Chinese medicine, public health nutrition and wellbeing at the other. Research in the Department of Psychology covers theoretical and applied research. This benefits both the discipline and wider society in areas including social and environmental psychology, neuroscience, teaching and learning, health psychology, psychobiology, psychophysiology, and business/organisational psychology.
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), the research outputs of a number of staff were judged to be at the levels of World Leading (4*) and Internationally Excellent (3*). Research is undertaken in the University of Westminster's Cavendish site's laboratories using state-of-the-art instrumentation, neuroscience laboratory (with transcranial magnetic stimulation and EEG systems) and in the University Polyclinic. Experienced and research-active staff in the Faculty work in close collaboration with bio-industry, the NHS, research institutions within the UK, Europe and the US.
Eligible candidates will hold at least an upper second class honours degree and preferably a Master’s degree. Candidates whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as 6.5 in IELTS (with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).
Successful candidates will be expected to undertake some teaching duties.
Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Dr Anthony Booker, firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000ext 64602 or Dr Stephen Getting, email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on 21 August 2017.
Applications should be made to the Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmacy MPhil/PhD programme and you should clearly state that you are applying for this Studentship.
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