PhD Position: Systems Biology Approach for Assessment of the Electro-Molecular Phenotype of Atrial Fibrillation available

  • by Doreen Haase - Tue, 2018-05-29 11:24

PhD position available in CATCH ME
Project Aims:
Using a cutting-edge electrophysiological and systems biology approach we aim to link differentially expressed atrial genes or enriched pathways in human atrial tissue to major changes in atrial physiology and the main histological characteristics of atrial tissue samples.

The student will be supervised by Dr Ulrich Schotten and Dr Monika Stoll, CARIM, University of Maastricht, and by Dr Larissa Fabritz and Dr Paulus Kirchhof, ICVS, University of Birmingham.

The work is feasible in a studentship as it is embedded in the long-standing collaboration between the supervisors and builds on ongoing joint projects (CATCH ME, EU HORIZON 2020).
In addition to the supervisory team as above, there will be support from the wider research team members.
Essential Requirements:
Mobile European resident who achieves the required University of Birmingham IELTS score if applicable (average 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in any one category), and be willing to spend at least 1 year at one of the partner institutes.
The successful candidate will be registered as a PhD student at Birmingham University and will also be registered at Maastricht University.
The successful candidate will need to start in autumn 2018.

The research project and the thesis will need to fulfill the minimum requirements of both Universities in order for the student to obtain their joint degree.
The student will need to spend the first 2 - 3 months at Birmingham but after this time will spend time in Birmingham or Maastricht as to what fits best with the project research, including at least 1 year at one of the partner institutes CARIM and ICVS.
How to apply
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Larissa Fabritz
Enquiries and applications should be directed to the David Piela at the College MDS Graduate School at
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