Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health
Supervisor: Professor Paul Evans & Dr Sheila Francis (Department of Cardiovascular Science)
Project: Â Outstanding graduate scientists are invited to apply for a British Heart Foundation PhD Studentship to study the influence of mechanical forces on atherosclerosis, a disease of arteries that can lead to angina, heart attack and stroke. The Studentship is focused on the role of Cezanne, an anti-inflammatory gene, in arterial responses to mechanical force. This cross-disciplinary project will involve collaborations with cardiologists, vascular scientists, molecular biologists, engineers and bioinformaticians.
The studentship includes funding for stipend, running costs and a travel fund to allow the student to present his/her findings at national and international conferences. The student will be encouraged to publish in high-quality, international journals.
Applicants should possess a good honours degree or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline.
Stipend starts at Â£19,919
Fees funded at the UK/EU level
Please see the BHF guidelines for eligibility and residency requirements:
For an informal discussion about this post please contact:
Supervisor: Prof Paul Evans
Tel: +44 (0) 114 271 2591
How to apply:
Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form and provide at least two references. To download the application form pleaseÂ click on the âApplyâ button below.
Please clearly state the prospective main supervisor and the title, in the respective box and select âMedicineâ as the department.
Closing date: 14th June 2013