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Influence of a dietary supplement on blood and muscle oxidative stress biomarkers, skeletal muscle respiration and exercise performance in healthy adults

About This PhD Project

Project Description

This project will assess the efficacy of a dietary supplement to alter endogenous antioxidant systems, oxidative stress biomarkers and cellular respiration in human primary myoblasts and skeletal muscle sampled from humans undergoing dietary supplementation. In addition, exercise performance and physiological responses will be assessed during the dietary supplementation period.

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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (

Entry requirements:

The successful candidate will be expected to have the following essential education, skills and experience:
- An upper second class degree (or equivalent) in appropriate subject such as Sport and Exercise Science; Physiology; Biochemistry; Biosciences; or Molecular Biology
- MSc in such as Sport and Exercise Science; Physiology; Biochemistry; Biosciences; or Molecular Biology
- Experience with the assessment of cellular respiration
- Experience with the assessment of oxidative stress/redox biomarkers
- Experience with molecular biology techniques such as qPCR and western blotting
- Experience with tissue culture techniques
- Experience in conducting human nutrition and exercise trials
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to critically appraise scientific methodology and data
- Ability to work well individually and as a member of a larger research team

Funding information:

The PhD studentship is for 4 years and due to commence on 1 July 2019. Due to funding restrictions, it will not be possible to extend the start date. The studentship provides a tax free stipend of £14,777 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for 4 years. International students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used to cover the International tuition fee.

Contact details:

Name: Dr Stephen Bailey
Email address:
Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 226433

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at Under programme name, select “School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences”. Please include an up to date CV and a personal statement (one page maximum) detailing how your qualifications, experience and skills make you a suitable candidate.

Please quote reference: SSEHS/SB

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