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PhD studentship (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship position funded by the Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland, starting from 1 October 2019.

The successful candidate will join Dr Elizabeth Soilleux's research group in Pathology and will work within an established collaborative framework with Professor Carola Schonlieb's group in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. He/ she will investigate approaches to the analysis of digital images of bright field microscopy of the duodenum in the investigation of coeliac disease, with the ultimate aim of developing an artificial intelligence solution for the clinical diagnosis of this biopsy type. Applicants should have or be expecting to have an upper second honours BSc or MSc degree in mathematics, engineering, computer science and/ or biomedical science with a good understanding of statistical and neural network approaches to image analysis and experience of programming in at least one of MatLab, Python or "R". An understanding of biology to at least GCSE level would be an advantage, but is not essential. The post-holder should be highly motivated, and keen to work within a multidisciplinary team. Owing to funding restrictions, the studentship is not available to non-EU nationals. Additionally, the Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission. ( All applications should be made online via the University's Applicant Portal.

Further information about the research group can be found on the group's website:

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Elizabeth Soilleux (mail to:

Funding will cover the student's stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentship will be funded for three years in the first instance subject to eligibility* with the possibility of additional funding in the fourth year depending on circumstances.

Closing date: 28 February 2019. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 11th March 2019

*The studentship is available to students who quality for Home/EU fees

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Izzy Starkey -

Please quote reference PK18019 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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