Arthritis Research UK and Cardiff University have committed a further £5M for the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre.
The team investigates normal joint biomechanics and determines how this is influenced by pathology to inform clinical intervention and rehabilitation in musculoskeletal disorders. Discipline hopping opportunities exist to work across disciplines such as Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Physiotherapy and Orthopaedics.
Studentships from October 2016
We have a number of studentships to start from October 2016 and a number starting January 2017. For more information, please click the links below:
- Development and optimisation of liposome loaded bone cements.
- Adenosine in bone and cartilage - responses to mechanical loading.
- A high throughput 3D bone culture system for diagnostic and pharmaceutical screening of new drugs for osteoarthritis.
- Developing and testing a novel percutaneous delivery system for the glutamate receptor antagonist NBQX to treat joint pain and disease.
- Real-time imaging of cytoskeletal vimentin dynamics in articular chondrocytes: implications for cartilage mechanotransduction and homeostasis.
- Quantifying the interactions and effects of joint function, pathology and pain in end-stage OA to understand why Total Knee Replacement (TKR) outcomes vary.
- Does gait retraining have the potential to slow OA development and prolong the benefits of knee realignment surgery (High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO))?
How to apply
For all projects please apply through the School of Biosciences.
General email enquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 31 July 2016 for projects starting October 2016
- 31 October 2016 for projects starting Jan 2017
Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent, in appropriate subject.
The full studentship (fees and stipend) is available to UK or EU students only. The total stipend will be £14,296 per annum (2016). Candidates with their own funding are also welcomed.