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PhD Studentship in Clinical Exercise Physiology - The role of residual beta-cell function on glycaemic and vascular outcomes with exercise in people with diabetes

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Project Description

Interested in clinical exercise research? This PhD project will explore the role of residual pancreas beta-cell function on the health benefits of exercise for people with diabetes.

This research will be examining how residual beta-cell function, and endogenous insulin secretion, influences metabolic, inflammatory and vascular changes with exercise in people with diabetes. A range of exercise physiology and biochemistry methods will be employed. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work across themes in both the Diabetes Research Group and Movelab, within the Institute of Cellular Medicine.

You must have, or expect to achieve, a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject relating to exercise science, including: Sport and exercise science, biomedicine and nutrition. A further qualification such as an MSc or MRes is advantageous.

The award is available to UK/EU and international applicants. If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 7, with at least 6.5 in the written component, or equivalent.

How to Apply

You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system - To do this please ‘Create a new account’.
Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information:

• insert the programme code 8300F in the programme of study section
• select ‘PhD in the Faculty of Medical Sciences – Cellular Medicine as the programme of study
• insert the studentship code CL089 in the studentship/partnership reference field
• attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the studentship reference code CL089 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
• attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications

Funding Notes

Sponsor: Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

Value of award: 100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,057, for 3 years. Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

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