Post-Doctoral Research Associate opportunities

In 2019, we will be hiring between 4-6 research associates in the biomedical microelectronics and embedded systems domains. Further details can be provided by contacting Patrick Degenaar (Patrick.degenaar(at) Upcoming posts are:


  1. (Deadline mid Jan) RA in implantable microelectronics

  2. (Deadline end Feb) RA in implantable embedded Systems

  3. (Deadline end Feb) RA in implantable microelectronics

  4. (Expected June) RA in implantable microelectronics

PhD opportunities

We have openings for exciting new PhD programs in neuroprosthetics, electroceuticals and implantable systems. In particular we have a need for highly talented individuals to work on our clinical visual prosthetics and epilepsy programs. Please contact Patrick Degenaar via Merz Reception ( with your CV.

1. Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarship

Details: Newcastle University is committed to offering support to the very best international students hoping to pursue a programme of research. There are small number of University funded NUORS awards for outstanding international students who apply to commence PhD studies in any subject in 2019/20

This award covers the difference between home and overseas fee rates (value approximately £11,490 to £17,700 per annum) Applicants are eligible to apply for a NUORS award if:

    •they have been offered a place on a PhD research programme

    •they have been assessed as international/overseas for fees purposes, and are wholly or partially self-financing

    •they intend to register to start your studies during the 2019/20 academic year.


Applications for a NUORS award cannot be made for a course that has already been started by a student and applicants must already have been offered a place on a PhD research programme before applying. Applications made without this will not be considered.

Additionally, applicants must be applying for a course of study based at our Newcastle Campus; courses based in London, Malaysia or Singapore are not eligible for this award.

Any questions please email

Deadline for applications: 26 April 2019.

2. Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) studentships

Deadline for applications: 16th November 2018

Awards: 6 studentships. The CSC will provide 10 per year (6SAgE, 2HASS, 2FMS)

Details: Each year the China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers scholarships to Chinese students from some of its best Universities to study a degree programme outside China. This scholarship agreement gives a living allowance for students. The partner institution is expected to waive the PhD tuition fee. Projects restricted to band 2. Band 2a,b,c projects require premium covered by other research funds or sponsors.

3. British Marshall Scholarships

4. Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)

Mid-January, April, July and October.

Summer Internships

For the summer 2019, we are expecting to take on a team of 3 able students. Candidates are expected to have completed their 2nd year of an engineering or physical sciences degree. Skills in electronics, programming, CAD design are all highly desirable. Those interested should email: patrick.degenaar(at)