Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre

Vacancies in Arthritis Pain Research


PhD Studentship: Exercise Intervention for Osteoarthritis Pain

Project details: This studentship aims to carry out assessments and analyse data from an exercise interventional study for knee pain to understand the links between sleep disturbance, knee pain and muscle function. These data will help the development of specific related muscle and pain biomarkers and identify gaps in our knowledge that need addressing in future clinical studies.

Nottingham is a centre of excellence for Musculoskeletal Theme with NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) status. This studentship will be based in the BRC and the student will join a vibrant, multidisciplinary team focused on furthering our understanding of inflammation, chronic pain, sleep and muscle function. The student will also work with staff from the Divisions of Rheumatology Orthopaedics and Dermatology and Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience. Both Divisions are well regarded internationally, produce highly cited work, and encourage continuing professional development and collaborative effort. To apply, students should send a CV, cover letter explaining why they would like the opportunity to study for this PhD and include a CV, an academic transcript and the names and addresses of three academic referees to  Closing date: 3rd December 2017. Further details

Research fellowships

As a research-led institution, The University of Nottingham recognises the value and contribution of early career researchers in delivering its ambitious, high-quality research strategy.

The Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre at The University of Nottingham investigates the mechanisms that lead to the chronic pain experienced by sufferers of arthritis, in order to improve the treatment of that pain.

Our mission is to pursue international excellence in multidisciplinary, translational research, thereby enhancing understanding of arthritis pain and improving its treatment.

The Pain Centre are seeking applicants who are thinking about applying for a fellowship and who would like it to be hosted by the Pain Centre.

Information on internally and externally funded fellowships can be found here

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Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre

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