Particulate and characterisation relating to metal-on-metal hip replacements

We have a PhD opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic individual with our Centre for Doctoral Training.

Application deadline
Funding information

Stipend of £14,777 per annum


You’ll be sponsored by the Supra-Regional Assay Service Trace Element Laboratory on the Surrey Research Park in Guildford but will be based here on campus at the University of Surrey.

The project will characterise the size, composition and number of wear particles in vivo that are produced in poorly performing metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements and investigate how these particles interact with cellular systems in-vitro.

During your research you will attend events such as scientific and non-scientific short courses, meetings, and the annual centre conference and use our excellent characterisation facilities.

Eligibility criteria

You’ll need to have a good undergraduate degree (first or upper-second class honours) or a masters degree at merit or above in chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry or biomedical area, or a related subject. You’ll be scientific, highly numerate with an enquiring mind and good attention to detail. Exceptional candidates would also have some experience of scanning electron microscopy.

You need to be a UK/EU resident to be eligible to apply and non-UK applicants need to satisfy English qualification requirements – more information is available on request.

How to apply

Please contact Noelle Hartley for guidance on how to apply.

Application deadline

Contact details

Noelle Hartley
05 AB 03
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 683467
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