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Legacy-funded PhD studentships

The School of Medicine is inviting applications for four 3-year PhD positions, funded by the John Mortimer Shipstone Ratcliff Medical Scholarships and the Joan Browne Legacy, which will start 1 October 2018.

Eligibility

Applications are invited from potential and current UK or EU graduates. Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.

More details

The successful applicants will receive the usual RCUK stipend with paid fees for Home/EU students.

Eligibility for Funding: Funding restrictions apply for Non-EU students.

Home student has unrestricted rights to enter and remain in the UK and has been resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of a course, but the purpose of residence cannot purely have been full-time education.

An EU student is an EU national, a family member of an EU national, in the UK as a self-sufficient person or as a student, or a family member of a UK national. They will have been resident in Europe and/or Switzerland for three years before the start of a course, but the purpose of residence cannot purely have been full-time education.

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To apply

Candidates should apply by submitting a CV with contact details for 3 referees, and a cover letter specifying their 1st and 2nd choices from the projects listed below. 

Applications should be emailed to ms-medicine-pgr@nottingham.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 29 January 2018 (Interviews are scheduled for Friday, 2 March 2018)

Projects

Successful candidates will choose one of the following projects. Further information about each project can be found below:

  1. Targeting epigenetics to treat hypoxic breast cancers Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, alan.mcintyre@nottingham.ac.uk
  2. The structure of endothelial glycoclayx components using cryo electron tomography Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, kenton.arkill@nottingham.ac.uk
  3. Renin angiotensin system regulators in mother, baby and the placenta in pre-eclampsia Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, lesia.kurlak@nottingham.ac.uk
  4. A stem cell-based model to assess the impact of patients’ age and disease on the regulation of human adipose tissue Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, michael.symonds@nottingham.ac.uk
  5. Optimisation of radiation dose and image quality in interventional cardiology Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, alan.perkins@nottingham.ac.uk
  6. Scrutiny of bone marrow-derived stem cells as potential therapeutics for ischaemic stroke Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, ulvi.bayraktutan@nottingham.ac.uk
  7. An undergraduate medical curriculum for developing clinical reasoning and decision-making capability in a volatile, complex, uncertain and ambiguous (VUCA) world Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, rakesh.patel@nottingham.ac.uk
  8. Using gamification for developing clinical reasoning and decision-making capability in real or virtual worlds Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, rakesh.patel@nottingham.ac.uk
  9. Development of a socio-culturally appropriate intervention to promote physical activity during pregnancy among UK South Asian women at risk of gestational diabetes Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, kaushik.chattopadhyay@nottingham.ac.uk
  10. How safe is endoscopy? Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor,  colin.crooks@Nottingham.ac.uk
  11. Novel ‘danger’ pathways and link to neonatal brain injury Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, shalini.ojha@nottingham.ac.uk
  12. New drugs for treating muscular dystrophy, how good are they and how do they work? Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, nathaniel.szewczyk@nottingham.ac.uk
  13. The impact of blood pressure on perioperative outcomes: a United Kingdom population-based study Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, (david.humes@nottingham.ac.uk)
  14. Identifying novel antimicrobials with anti-Clostridium difficile defence properties in human “mini-guts” using microbiological, proteomic and transcriptomic tools Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, tanya.monaghan@nottingham.ac.uk
  15. Feasibility RCT of nicotine preloading for stopping smoking in pregnancy: a new approach to cessation Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, tim.coleman@nottingham.ac.uk
  16. Improving the effectiveness of vaccines by enhancing positive mood Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, kavita.vedhara@nottingham.ac.uk
  17. Preventing job loss in people with multiple sclerosis Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, roshan.dasnair@nottingham.ac.uk
  18. Assessing the feasibility of implementing the Family-Check Up intervention in secondary schools within the UK Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, katy.jones@nottingham.ac.uk
  19. The role of online peer support groups in the self-management of hearing loss: A mixed methods approach Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, neil.coulson@nottingham.ac.uk
  20. Unlocking the potential of team work to improve hospital based stroke care Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, rebecca.fisher@nottingham.ac.uk
  21. Can focussing on the distal airways help in acute exacerbations of COPD? Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, tim.harrison@nottingham.ac.uk
  22. Molecular Mechanisms Driving Loss of Elk1 Expression in Lung Fibrosis Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, amanda.tatler@nottingham.ac.uk
  23. Informing the development of clinical trials in blistering skin diseases Further details about this project can be found in the attached PDF or by contacting the Project Supervisor, joanne.chalmers@nottingham.ac.uk

 

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