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Applicants should have a strong background in Cardiovascular sciences and/or Nutritional Sciences. Working experience in a research setting, particularly running human studies would be desirable, as well as a commitment and strong interest in interdisciplinary research, be motivated and be prepared to work independently. Applicants should hold or expect to obtain at least an Upper Second Class Honors Degree in a relevant subject. An Msc would be preferable.
Funding: UK, European or overseas self-funded. If the applicant identifies a suitable PhD scholarship, the PI will be happy to work with the student in proposal (please email the PI).
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FTE Category A staff submitted: 34.40
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