Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre

Vacancies in Arthritis Pain Research


PhD Studentships

PhD Studentship: determining the role of neuromuscular decline in ageing and disease related musculoskeletal decline

This project will utilise intramuscular electromyography (iEMG) and D2O-proteomics to investigate MU remodelling and to quantify associated neuromuscular markers in order to determine the role of neuromuscular decline in ageing and disease related musculoskeletal decline.  The prospective student would be trained in the latest iEMG and D20-proteomics techniques, alongside further measures of neuromuscular health.

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 knee pain and muscle function. The student will also work with staff from both 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. Closing date NOW 16 February 2018. Full details and how to apply

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 Research pages


Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre

Clinical Sciences Building
City Hospital
Nottingham, NG5 1PB

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