PhD Studentship


 Title: "An innovative smart micro hearing implant and implantation system"


In this research, there is an opportunity for a PhD studentship exploring micro-technologies, robotics, mathematical computer simulation and novel sensing techniques to understand feasibility in a new range of micro-hearing implants and implantation techniques. The research is funded jointly by the Otology and Audiology departments of the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust and Brunel University London. The investigation will be based at Brunel Institute for Bioengineering, Brunel University, London, and will be supervised jointly by an internationally leading team of bioengineering and clinical professionals. The studentship covers tuition fees plus a minimum stipend of £14,000 p.a, for a period of three years, starting in March 2014.

The research team have leading international reputation in the field of novel hearing devices, information sensing systems and surgical robotics systems applied in practice. The work is challenging and suited to an ambitious candidate with enthusiasm for advanced device technology.

Applicants should have at least an upper second class honours degree, MSc or equivalent in a technical science or engineering subject, and have excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English language. An understanding of programming languages, mechanical or electronics design could be an advantage. Above all we are seeking applicants with enthusiasm to work across traditional disciplines and an ability to work from first principles.

Informal enquiries to Professor Peter Brett are welcome prior to application. Please make initial contact via Jenny Kume (

Applications with CV and a full covering letter should be submitted to Professor Peter Brett through    by the closing date of 31st January 2014.

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