We're recruiting….

We are now accepting applications from enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals for 10 PhD studentships funded through the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing. These are fully funded 3-year studentships, beginning on 1st of October 2018.

Four of these studentships will be based at the University of Nottingham:

Exploring mechanisms of age-related disuse atrophy and optimal rehabilitation strategies for the restoration of muscle mass, structure & function in older adults. Supervised by Dr Bethan Phillips (Nottingham) and Dr Carolyn Greig (Birmingham) >> Read more…

Obesity-mediated dysregulation in the expression and action of myostatin: A novel intrinsic mechanism that contributes to age-related sarcopenia and sensitivity to insulin. Supervised by Dr Kostas Tsintzas (Nottingham) and Dr Simon Jones (Birmingham) >> Read more…

Using MRI to elucidate the importance of physical activity to brain health and motor function in ageing. Supervised by Professor Sue Francis (Nottingham) and Professor Paul Greenhaff (Nottingham) >> Read more…

Identifying metabolic biomarkers of skeletal muscle wasting in sarcopenia and cachexia. Supervised by Dr Dan Wilkinson (Nottingham) and Dr Rick Dunn (Birmingham) >> Read more…

Six of these studentships will be based at the University of Birmingham:

Novel exercise and nutritional interventions to alleviate inactivity-induced musculoskeletal deterioration in older adults. Supervised by Dr Leigh Breen (Birmingham) and Dr Dan Wilkinson (Nottingham) >> Read more…

Characterising the therapeutic potential of PEPITEM in age-related bone loss, skeletal remodelling and repair. Supervised by Dr Helen McGettrick (Birmingham) and Dr James Edwards (Oxford) >> Read more…

Targeting osteoblast-endothelial cell interactions in osteoporosis. Supervised by Dr Amy Naylor (Birmingham) and Dr Anjali Kusumbe (Oxford) >> Read more…

Does metabolic perturbation mediate the inflammatory phenotype of the obese OA synovial fibroblast? Supervised by Dr Simon Jones (Birmingham) and Dr Jane Falconer (Birmingham) >> Read more…

Using non-invasive brain stimulation to improve upper limb function in the elderly. Supervised by Dr Ned Jenkinson (Birmingham) and Professor Chris Miall (Birmingham) >> Read more…

Sedentary behaviour and physical activity interventions for people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Supervised by Dr Sally Fenton (Birmingham) and Dr Jet Veldhuijzen van Zanten (Birmingham) >> Read more…

Deadline for all applications is Friday 16th of February 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on Monday the 5th of March (Nottingham based projects) and Tuesday the 6th of March (Birmingham based projects)

Posted on Friday 9th February 2018