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PhD Studentship in the Division of Anaesthesia: Characterizing pain phenotypes (brain and nerve) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)


Project Description

Division of Anaesthesia, (Department of Medicine), University of Cambridge, CCUK doctoral training

A fully funded studentship by Crohn’s and Colitis UK is available in Dr Michael Lee’s group in the Division of Anaesthesia, Department of Medicine. The successful applicant would be expected to start their PhD course in October 2019.

The PhD will be co-supervised by Professor Christine Norton (Department of Adult Nursing, King’s College London) and Dr Miles Parkes (Division of Gastroenterology, University of Cambridge).

Dr Michael Lee’s group is interested in extreme pain and painlessness phenotypes in humans. The PhD is focused on characterizing pain phenotypes (brain and nerve) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The studies will harness patient cohorts from the IBD BioResource (http://www.ibdbioresource.nihr.ac.uk/) to identify individuals with mismatch between pain and inflammatory disease markers. The candidate will develop skills in behavioral and neurophysiological methods for assessing pain in humans in laboratory and clinical settings.

Applications are invited from exceptionally high caliber students (minimum entry 2:1).

The studentship will run for 3 years and includes:

• Fees equivalent to the home/EU rate. Overseas students may apply but will need to fund the difference between the Home and Overseas fee from another source.
• A full stipend of £14,300 PA for 3 years.

The successful candidate will be able to apply for a Graduate Admission to the University of Cambridge and full details on how to apply will be provided. Candidates whose first language is not English are required to pass an English test at a high level prior to their admission being confirmed. For details see http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/entry-requirements

Closing date for applications: 24 Apr 2019

Applications can be made with a covering letter plus a 1 page CV and should be sent by email to the Divisional Administrator, Mrs Jane Miller ().

Interviews are planned during the first two weeks of May

For further information, please email Dr Michael Lee

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