Development of innovative medical testing device

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times' University of the Year 2018) and Bailrigg Immunodiagnostics Ltd.

1 Year Enterprise-led Masters by Research, Ref. No. 99

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have you tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and International students pay £15,945.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

Bailrigg Immunodiagnostics Ltd is currently working on a much-needed point of care device for the early and rapid detection and testing for chronic kidney disease (CKD). This research project will provide essential R&D to feed into the development of this product with the potential to save on cost, travel, time and lives.

This research aims to combine thick-film sensor technology with microfluidic integration to allow patient diagnostics to be conducted at home or local surgeries. This process will reduce the need for patients to travel regularly to hospitals for blood testing. Both free-flow and transport-assisted paper membrane technologies will be studied to feed into the development of this product.

Applicants should hold, or expect to receive, a good 2:1 UK Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, chemical engineering or a closely related subject, and should possess a strong interest in analytical chemistry. Enthusiasm to work in a laboratory environment, a collaborative attitude and possession of excellent written and oral communication skills are essential for the role.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, with supervision from Professor Peter Fielden and Bailrigg Immunodiagnostics Ltd. Bailrigg Immunodiagnostics is a small company formed in March 2017. Based in Lancaster, it works with the Department of Chemistry and the Faculty of Health and Medicine together with pathologists at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust (who set the company’s clinical priorities).

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This project is part funded by the European Regional development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.

Application deadline:

Midnight Sunday 24th June 2018

Start: October 2018