PhD Student in Ultrasonic Imaging Sensors
University of the West of Scotland Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Location: Paisley Campus (United Kingdom)

NovoSound (Industrial Partner)

Salary: £19,513 per annum

Extras: Covered payment of tuition fees and annual stipend of £15,146

Full-time (Fixed Term): 3.5 Years (42 Months)


The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a leading-edge modern University at an exciting stage of development. As part of our ongoing investment in people, we are looking for engaged, motivated and talented individuals who really want to make a real impact on the national and international society we live. CENSIS funds industrially relevant doctoral research activity that supports advancements in sensing, imaging and the internet of things (IoT) and brings technology in these spaces closer to market ( A variety of scholarship packages including fully funded studentships and fees only scholarships are available to deserving UK/EU. The fully funded studentships are worth £19,513 per year for 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory progress. They cover payment of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £15,146. Applications are invited for a PhD student research position to support on research and development activities of the Institute of Thin Film, Sensors, and Imaging (ITFSI) at the UWS and its industrial partner Novosound. This PhD project will focus on the fabrication of multi-sensing wearable patches primarily for medical application purposes (see more details at As part of a strong R&D team at UWS, the holder of this post will contribute to the design, fabrication, characterization and deployment of a novel sensing technologies, providing new solutions for medical applications, using the unique plasma deposition facilities available at ITFSI and based on metal oxide nanostructures, and taking advantage of the wide experience of Novosound Ultrasonic Imaging and Sensing Devices. The successful applicant will be ideally educated to BSc or MSc level in Physics, Chemistry or Engineering.

How to apply


If you want to join us in this ambitious project and start your research career in a unique environment provided by the state-of-the-art facilities available at ITFSI and Novosound, send us your CV ( Informal enquiries in strict confidence to the project team:


Applicants shortlisted for the PhD will be contacted for an interview.

  • Closing date for applications: 21st June 2019 (17:00 UK time)
  • Interviews will be held week commencing: 1st July 2019
  • Tentative incorporation date: 01/10/2019


UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups. UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

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