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PhD vacancy: Developing a novel technology for the investigation of tissue-level thyroid and sex hormone dynamics in humans

01 Nov 2021

The PhD vacancy is part of the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP), which is led by the University of Bristol, together with the Universities of Bath, Cardiff and Exeter, alongside Rothamsted Research.

It is a fully-funded, four-year programme designed to provide training in cutting-edge, world-class bioscience research skills, underpinned by training in numerical and systems based approaches. 

The student will undertake a multidisciplinary programme of work to test the hypothesis that sex and thyroid hormone dynamics can be measured in subcutaneous tissue. This will involve learning and applying a novel technique of ambulatory microdialysis, using state-of-the-art physical chemistry methods to describe the interaction of hormones with the microdialysis system and conducting a proof-of-principle clinical trial in human participants.

Find out more and apply by 6 December 2021 for September 2022 start.