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NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre - Biomedical Scientist PhD Studentships

NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre
Biomedical Scientist PhD Studentships

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) brings together scientists and clinicians to accelerate the translation of novel scientific discoveries into improved treatments and clinical care in ageing syndromes and long-term conditions affecting the older person. The NIHR Newcastle BRC is a partnership between the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University.

The overarching aim of the NIHR Newcastle BRC is to build on our excellence in experimental medicine in dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, neuromuscular disease, and skin and oral disease, and apply advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these individual long-term conditions to ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia, frailty and multi-morbidity.

The NIHR Newcastle BRC has a strong emphasis on capacity building, career development and training and is looking to provide funding for 14 Biomedical Scientist PhD Studentships that will contribute to our vision of improving lives through world-class research in ageing and long-term conditions. This is an excellent opportunity for successful students to join Newcastle University and be an integral part of our NIHR training structure within the NIHR Newcastle BRC.

The funding covers a three year PhD.

You must have a first class or an upper second class honours degree in an appropriate scientific speciality.

To apply you must complete the University’s online postgraduate application form. Students are asked to state their preferred title/s of the studentship from the list below in the covering letter.

NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre - Biomedical Scientist PhD Studentships
No Project Title Supervisor
1 Brain dynamics as confirmatory biomarker of dementia with Lewy bodies versus Alzheimer’s disease - An electrophysiological study Dr Luis R. Peraza
2 Sarcopenia and Frailty in early dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) – a pilot study Dr Alison Yarnall
3 Lifestyle as Therapy in Liver Disease Dr Kate Hallsworth
4 Understanding how bile acids cause cognitive deficits in Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Dr Elizabeth Stoll
5 Advanced photoplethysmography based pulse wave analysis for targeted assessment of endothelial dysfunction in systemic sclerosis and related conditions Dr John Allen
6 Development of a diagnostic and therapeutic response biomarker for patients with rheumatoid arthritis Dr Amy Anderson
7 The role of somatic mutation in immune dysregulation of CD8+ T cells in rheumatoid arthritis Prof Matthew Collin
8 Investigating the impact of cellular senescence on muscle ageing Dr João Passos
9 The ageing bladder and urinary tract infections: the impact of bladder polymicrobial colonisation Dr Phillip Aldridge
10 Interrogating mitochondrial dysfunction in human facial appearance and ageing Prof Mark Birch-Machin
11 Age-related bladder dysfunction and mitochondrial biology Dr Rakesh Heer
12 Muscle function as a mediator of ageing phenotype in people living with HIV: a basis for stratified intervention Dr Brendan Payne
13 The development and ageing of human skin Prof Muzlifah Haniffa
14 An investigation of the credentials of a novel lysine deacetylase as an age-related biomarker for periodontitis Dr John Taylor

For further details please contact:

Andeep Sull, Training Manager at the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre
[email protected]
+44 (0)191 2081200

Closing date 19th May 2017


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