PhD Studentship: Computational Approaches to Identifying Biomarkers and Therapeutics for Human Aging

Loughborough University

Application details:

Start date: 1st October 2018


Primary supervisor: Prof. Alexandra Stolzing

Secondary supervisor:TBC

Intro (standard):

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

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Project Detail:

Loughborough University in partnership with BioAge Labs is offering an industry PhD position under the supervision of Prof. Alexandra Stolzing. The position is available for a three-year appointment.

In cooperation with bioinformaticists and biologists, the PhD candidate will develop computational and systems biology methods that combine multiple omics datasets to identify biological pathways that impact human aging.

We offer:

 - Education in computational and molecular biology

 - State-of-the-art technologies and infrastructure (e.g. bioinformatics, HT drug screening)

 - International, multidisciplinary, fast-paced startup environment

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Entry requirements:

Applicants should have, Strong interest in aging research, Excellent communication (written, verbal, data recording) and organizational skills, Ability to carry out research tasks independently and effectively collaborate with other research staff.  Highly productive and able to get things done on tight timelines,  Prior experience with programming strongly preferred. - Highly motivated and talented graduates with backgrounds in bioinformatics, biological or medical sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering and/or computer science

Funding information:

Please note that these studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and/or the following 30 projects that have been prioritised for funding; job advert ref: WS01 – WS30

If awarded, each 3 year studentship will provide a tax-free stipend of £14,786 p.a ( provisional), plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,262 p.a). While we welcome applications from non EU nationals, please be advised that due to funding retsrictions it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified by 30th April 2018.

Contact details:

Name: Prof. Alexandra Stolzing

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How to apply:

All applications should be made online at Under programme name, select Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Please quote reference number: WS30

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