PhD Studentship in Skeletal Muscle, Newcastle University, UK

Newcastle University Overseas Research (PhD) Scholarship, England

PhD Studentship in Skeletal Muscle: An exceptional opportunity awaits a motivated individual to join a dynamic research team at Newcastle University. This fully-funded PhD studentship explores mitochondria and nuclear positioning in skeletal muscle, focusing on mitochondrial myopathy. The successful candidate will benefit from tuition fees paid at the home rate, an annual stipend of £18,622 (2023/2024 rate), and research cost support. If you are passionate about mitochondrial biology, advanced imaging techniques, and making groundbreaking contributions to scientific research, we encourage you to apply.

PhD Studentship – Mitochondria and Nuclear Positioning in Skeletal Muscle

Summary Table:

Study AreaScholarship Description
Mitochondrial BiologyInvestigate mitochondria and nuclear positioning in skeletal muscle.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold an undergraduate or master’s degree in a relevant subject area. For non-native English speakers, an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subsection is required. International applicants may need an ATAS clearance certificate. The scholarship is sponsored by Newcastle University (NUAcT).

Scholarship Description: This PhD project explores structural changes in mitochondrial myopathy patients, focusing on nanotunnels and altered myonuclei organization. Leveraging state-of-the-art Bioimaging and Electron Microscopy facilities, the research aims to develop Correlative Live Light and Electron Microscopy methodology to study mitochondria in cells and tissues. Key objectives include characterizing myonuclei positioning, optimizing CLEM methodology, developing labeling techniques, and conducting siRNA knockdown experiments.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • UG or Masters degree in a relevant subject area.
  • IELTS score of 6.5 for non-native English speakers.
  • ATAS clearance may be required for international applicants.

Required Documents:

  • Degree transcripts/certificates.
  • English language qualification (if applicable).
  • CV/covering letter.

How to Apply: Apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal. In the ‘Course choice’ tab, select ‘Postgraduate Research’ for ‘Type of Study,’ ‘Full Time’ for ‘Mode of Study,’ ‘2024’ for ‘Year of Entry,’ code ‘8440F’ for ‘Course Title,’ and leave ‘Research Area’ blank. In ‘Personal Statement,’ put code ‘TC076’ in ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference.’ Upload a CV/covering letter and send a copy to

Last Date for Application: April 30, 2024

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