PhD studentship in Biological Physics

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Biological Physics.

Project title: Biophysical Modelling of the Heart - Identifying atrial arrhythmia substrate(s) in the short QT syndrome

A 3 year BHF PhD studentship is available starting from the beginning of academic year 2014 (or as soon as possible) in Biological Physics, the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester. 

Closing date for applications: The application process remains open until a suitably qualified candidate is successfully recruited.

Information about the project: 

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Biophysical Modelling to work at the interface between physical science and cardiology. The project is funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) for 3 years to investigate the functional impact of gene mutations associated with the inherited short QT syndrome on cardiac arrhythmogenesis.

Qualifications applicants should have/expect to receive: The successful candidate will have or expect to obtain a first or top upper second class degree or equivalent in a relevant degree (e.g. MPhys, MSci, MChem) in a relevant physical/biological, engineering or computer science subject. 

Amount of funding available and eligibility: The project is fully funded for the maximum period of 3 years. The studentship will cover the university tuition fees for three years for a student with British citizenship and the stipend will be around £19,919 (tax free) in the first year with an increase in years 2 and 3. Funds are also available for tuition fees at 'home' (UK/EEA) rates. Note that UK/EEA Residency requirements apply.

Contact for further information: Please contact Professor Henggui Zhang (, Tel: 0161-306-3966) or Professor Jules C. Hancox (, Tel: 0117-928-9028) for further details. 

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