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  Integrated PhD in Life Sciences Doctoral Training Programme (iDTP)

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Integrated PhD in Life Sciences Doctoral Training Programme (iDTP). A specialist four-year PhD programme at the University of Birmingham, open for applications for October 2020 entry.
  Developing statistical longitudinal models to investigate the effects of life course events and decisions over the long term on the physical and mental health of the elderly
  Dr P Soan, Dr R McNiece
Applications accepted all year round

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This study aims to develop statistical models to describe and investigate the effects of life course events and decisions over the years on well-being in later life.
  International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences

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The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of several highly competitive Ph.D. programs. We are run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.
  Modelling Creep-Fatigue Damage and Life Prediction for Gas Turbine Rotors
  Prof W Sun
Applications accepted all year round

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The current market conditions are such that combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants are now considering double two-shift operation, so potentially accruing upwards of 600 starts per year.
  Modelling Creep-Fatigue Damage and Life Prediction for Gas Turbine Rotors
  Prof W Sun
Applications accepted all year round

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The current market conditions are such that combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants are now considering double two-shift operation, so potentially accruing upwards of 600 starts per year.
  Developing and applying genetically encoded proteins as pre-resonant coherent Raman scattering tags for next-generation live-cell imaging
  Dr D Jones, Prof W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr P Watson
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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EPSRC funded DTP PhD Studentship within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Hub “Physics of Life”. The Hub is designed as a cross-disciplinary PhD research and training programme at the physics/life science interface.
  Developing and evaluating a self-help intervention for adverse and/or potentially traumatic life experiences for adolescents and young adults
  Dr F Varese, Dr S Bucci
Applications accepted all year round

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Exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) represent one of the most important factor influencing the risk of developing physical and mental health difficulties in adulthood.
  Assessing Sensitivity to Fluctuating Temperatures in Marine Animals
  Dr O Tills, Dr M Truebano Garcia
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Within the context of climate change, marine animals are experiencing increased frequency and intensity of thermal extremes, alongside an increase in mean sea surface temperatures.
  Max Planck School Matter to Life (MPS MtL)

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“What, exactly, is life?", and "Can life-like processes, functions and objects be quantitatively simulated, predicted and created in the laboratory?" – join the Max Planck School Matter to Life to explore these questions!.
  Early Life Adversity In Pain and Depression (E-PaiD): Linking structural and functional neuroimaging to healthcare data to explore early life adversity on chronic pain, depression and analgesic use.
  Prof L Colvin, Prof D Steele
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Background. Chronic pain and depression are major clinical challenges accounting globally for four of the top seven causes of years-lived-with disability.
  Evolutionary adaptations to life in the gut by Candida albicans
  Prof B. Hube
Application Deadline: 25 June 2020

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The Cluster of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, combines expertise in life, material, optical and computational sciences to elevate microbiome studies from descriptive to hypothesis-driven and functional analyses.
  Positive fashion and life transitions: Consumption of sustainable fashion as a factor in adolescent and menopausal mental wellbeing.
  Prof N Radclyffe-Thomas, Prof C Currie, Dr D Khalifa
Applications accepted all year round

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“Fashion” has been conceptualised as material object, abstract concept, phenomenon, system, cultural value or norm or attitude (Kawamura, 2011).
  Sport volunteering across the life course: how is volunteering in sport developed and sustained? (Ref: SF20/SER/FINDLAYKING)
  Dr L Findlay-King
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this studentship will be to examine sport volunteering across the life course and consider how volunteering and motivation at different times can be best explained.
  Development of interventions combining exercise, patient education and pain management on free-living physical activity and quality of life in individuals with intermittent claudication.
  Research Group: Ageing Well
  Dr C Seenan, Dr U Abaraogu, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20036 Seenan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common vascular disease which is characterised by pain and exercise intolerance, termed Intermittent Claudication (IC), due to reduction in blood flow to skeletal muscles in the lower limbs.
  Home, hospital or care home: preferred place of care for older people with frailty and life limiting conditions in remote and rural areas.
  Prof L Locock, Dr S Makin
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The Scottish rural population is aging – 25% of people in remote rural areas are aged over 65, compared to 18% of people living in urban areas.1 As many localities and health care services are facing the challenge of providing health and social care for older people, it is often assumed that people would strongly prefer to be cared for at home.
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