The University invites applications for a PhD student to join our Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership (HKEP) scheme. This four-year project requires a PhD student to undertake a collaborative research project with support from University academic supervisor(s) and company scientists.
The project begins with a Knowledge Exchange year in which the student is based in the company. Successful completion of the first year will require the submission of a scientific report, research proposal and oral examination. The successful student will then begin a three-year PhD research project.
Start date: December 2019
Duration: 4 years
Company: Transpharmation Ltd, Royal Veterinary College, Camden, London
Stipend: Starts at £15,009 per annum plus approved expenses. All students will also receive a maximum contribution towards their individual tuition fees that is equivalent to the Home/EU student fee in each year of registration.
There is major unmet clinical need in patient populations suffering with chronic neuropathic pain (e.g. diabetes, chemotherapy). The key to developing new treatments for chronic neuropathic pain is to identify measurable endpoints in both preclinical species and human subjects to aid the translation of preclinical findings into clinically testable interventions.
New objective pain measures will be explored to refine existing preclinical models with better translational (face and predictive) validity. This will include monitoring brain oscillatory activity by electroencephalography (EEG), auditory evoked potential mismatch negativity (MMN), cognition and ‘quality of life’ behaviour, which can be measured in both preclinical species and humans. Creating better translational preclinical research models will improve drug discovery success leading to new medicines and management of neuropathic pain for patients.
Dr Sandor Kantor and Dr Amy Fisher, Transpharmation Ltd
The successful candidate’s CV will need to demonstrate the following:
Deadline: 11th October 2019
For further information please email email@example.com - please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted. To apply for this role please download the application form here and send along with qualification certificates and a copy of your passport to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview Dates: Week beginning 28th October 2019
If you have not heard within 3 weeks of submitting your application, you have unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.