Applications are invited for a PhD studentship within the Molecular Nociception Group at the Wolfson Institute for Medical Research (WIBR), University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT UK.
This is a 3 year, fixed term, post funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement n°642720. The position is available within the Innovative Training Network on BonePain (www.bonepain.eu).
BonePain is the first European platform to promote frontline research, innovation and education on bone pain. Millions in Europe and beyond suffer from bone pain, which is a debilitating complication of many skeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis and bone metastasis but also of fractures. The BonePain network has participants from 5 European countries and encompasses 6 academic groups and 3 industrial partners, all committed to creating an outstanding training program for early stage researchers to elucidate the mechanisms of bone pain and develop new treatments.
The proposed project will involve the use of transgenic mice and in vivo imaging and electrophysiological techniques in order to explore the neuronal pathways and molecular mechanisms that underlie the initiation and maintenance of cancer-induced bone pain in the peripheral nervous system. The aims of the project are:
Prof John N Wood, (Molecular Nociception Group, UCL, firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic students with a relevant first degree. Experience in GCaMP-imaging, electrophysiology, cell cultures and chronic pain research would be an advantage. English language proficiency and good general communication skills are expected.
Applicants must be in the first four years of their research career. The four years are counted from the date of the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate was obtained.
Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, study, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the time of recruitment.
Your key tasks as a PhD student at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research will be:
The successful candidate will be offered a full-time Ph.D position for a period of 3 years. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with those of UCL. In addition to the basic salary, mobility and family allowances will be added.
Applicants are requested to submit their application to Prof Wood (subject “Ph.D. application”) including (in word or pdf):
For those applicants whose principal language of instruction during their BSc/MSc was not English it will a be an advantage if they enclose IELTS or TOEFL test scores or equivalent proof of English skills.
Wednesday 25th March 2015
1st June, 2015