The Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC) at the University of Nottingham invites applications from outstanding candidates for PhD scholarships in translational magnetic resonance imaging. This prestigious scholarships is for three-years’ duration starting from October 2017 and provide a student stipend at the recommended RCUK level (£14,553 per annum in 2017/18) as well as covering University of Nottingham fees.
This PhD project will investigate the impact of an exercise programme on brain structure and function in older adults with early dementia taking part in a large randomised controlled trial of an exercise intervention designed to promote activity and independence and reduce falls. The student will acquire and analyse high resolution structural and functional imaging of key brain structures and networks before and after the exercise intervention to identify substrates underpinning the treatment response.
The student will work closely with imaging scientists in the SPMIC and will be supported by members of the clinical trial team based in the School of Medicine Division of Rehabilitation and Aging. The SPMIC at the University of Nottingham is a leading international centre for the development and application of magnetic resonance techniques, spanning the School of Medicine and the School of Physics and Astronomy.
The SPMIC is involved in numerous national and international collaborations and operates a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities, including a 7T scanner, three 3T scanners, one of which is a wide bore system, two 1.5 T scanners, a 275 channel magnetoencephalography system, multiple MR-compatible EEG systems, 129Xe and 83Kr clinical gas polarizer facilities, a clinical dynamic nuclear polarization facility and an 0.5T upright scanner for weight-bearing studies and lung imaging. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must have obtained or expect to obtain the equivalent of a 2:1 or 1st class degree in a relevant life-science, neuroimaging or medical subject.
To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV, along with a cover letter clearly stating your fee status (international or EU) and describing why you are interested in applying for a Haydn Green Foundation PhD Scholarship in Translational Biomedical Imaging, to Dr Rob Dineen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20th March 2017.
Posted on Tuesday 28th February 2017