Postgraduate researcher

Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde in Scotland.

FUSE CDT, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering


£18, 622

Closing Date
31 May 2023

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Join the world’s largest academic ultrasonic engineering unit, based at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde in Scotland.

Fully funded four-year PhDs in Ultrasonic Engineering available for September 2023 start.

We are seeking excellent doctoral students to join FUSE CDT, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering. We work with over 40 external organisations – from innovative micro-entities and SMEs to exciting multinationals – on real and challenging projects, enabling systematic training of a new generation of leaders in ultrasonics research, engineering, science and product development.

Ultrasonics is the science and technology of sound at frequencies above the audible range. It is vitally important across many sectors from robotics in the energy industries to medical imaging, with an annual market value of $45 billion. Glasgow and Strathclyde have combined their world-leading research expertise across medical and industrial ultrasonics to create FUSE CDT.

Programme and benefits

You will benefit from:

  • a four-year, tax-free stipend of approx. £18,022 per annum
  • a year’s foundation training in ultrasonic engineering
  • a PhD or EngD pathway
  • a three-year research project in collaboration with at least one of the CDT partners, which includes SMEs, the NHS, and multinational corporations
  • internship placements with partners
  • industry speakers and visits introducing real-world problems
  • professional skills development in data management, entrepreneurship, project management and communications
  • backing for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with iMechE MPDS
  • option to gain STEM Ambassador status


Key areas for applied ultrasonics include:

  • biomedical imaging and therapies
  • remote sensing and communications
  • non-destructive evaluation
  • flow measurement
  • sonar and underwater navigation
  • product design and nanofabricated devices
  • robotics, haptics, and microelectronics
  • drilling, cavitation, and power applications
  • Successful past applicants to FUSE CDT hold degrees in engineering (acoustical, aerospace, biomedical, electronic and electrical, mechanical), mathematics, medicine, nuclear technology, product design, software engineering, sensor and imaging systems and theoretical physics.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

FUSE has placed EDI at the heart of its activities, in order to achieve excellence in research and enhance the societal and economic impact of our work. In this way we ensure that we build teams of researchers of diverse backgrounds, all working in an inclusive environment. Likewise, the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, and our external partners are fully committed to EDI principles.

We offer part-time studentships, funding to champion applications from under-represented backgrounds, SIMD bursaries, childcare support for conference attendance, flexible working for carers, as well as promoting a work-life balance.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the University of Glasgow online application system with a cover letter, CV, two references and your transcript/degree certificate.

Posted on 10th May 2023 in Job Opportunities in Acoustics