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PhD Studentships in the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre at Cardiff

Arthritis Research UK has selected Cardiff University to become its prestigious UK centre of excellence in biomechanics and bioengineering. Arthritis Research UK and Cardiff University are committing £10M to apply cutting-edge expertise in engineering, bioscience, genetics and imaging to arthritis research in this new Centre. 

The new centre involves close collaboration between biomedical scientists, engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists and physiotherapists to translate research to patient benefit in the clinic. The team applies a ‘molecule to man’ approach to investigate normal joint biomechanics and determine how this is influenced by pathology to inform clinical intervention and rehabilitation in musculoskeletal disorders. Cardiff University research strengths in biomechanics, bioengineering, mechanotransduction, pain and inflammation are being used to define, identify and target mechanical mechanisms underlying joint disease.

All studentships have been allocated for this year but additional project titles may be added. Please check our website for updates.

Discipline Hopping: Opportunities exist to work across academic disciplines such as Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and in Physiotherapy, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology settings.

Requirements: Upper Second Class Honours Degree or above, in an appropriate subject.

Eligibility: The full studentship (fees and stipend) is available to UK or EU students only. The total stipend will be £13,590 per annum.

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