Influence of a dietary supplement on blood and muscle oxidative stress biomarkers, skeletal muscle respiration and exercise performance in healthy adults
Dr S Bailey
Dr NC Bishop
Dr N Martin
No more applications being accepted
Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
Reference number: SSEHS/SB
Start date of studentship: 01/01/20
Closing date of advert: 31/10/19
Interview date: wc 11/11/19
Primary supervisor: Dr Stephen Bailey
Secondary supervisor: Dr Richard Ferguson and Dr Lewis James
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Full Project Detail 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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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 appropriate subject such as Sport and Exercise Science; Physiology; Biochemistry; Biosciences; or Molecular Biology
- Experience or a working knowledge in the assessment of cellular respiration
- Experience or a working knowledge in with the assessment of oxidative stress/redox biomarkers
- 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
Contact details: Name: Dr Stephen Bailey
Email address: [Email Address Removed]
Telephone number: 01509 226433
How to apply: All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select “School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (full-time)”. 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
The PhD studentship is for 3 years and due to commence on 1st January 2020. The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for 3 years. International students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used to cover the International tuition fee.