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International PhD Academy in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease

PGR-RA-56

Expertise of research area
Cardiac arrhythmia; Cardiac remodelling and repair; heart disease; Leeds institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine; medical care; medical diagnosis; cardiovascular; cardiovascular disease; medicine


<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The International PhD Academy is particularly suitable for international students with their own funding who have minimal research experience. Our International PhD Academy focuses on bespoke, personalised training and support.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Given the worldwide epidemic of diabetes, significant challenges lie ahead in understanding the mechanisms of complications and in developing new strategies for therapeutic intervention. Part of our core mission is to use our expertise to nurture a new generation of scientists who think differently and go on to be instrumental in transforming understanding and treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We invite you to join us.</p> <p>Each year will offer up to five&nbsp;places in the Academy for four-year basic science/population studies PhD studentships, available for entry in September/October.</p> <p>A PhD with us offers you much more than just academic excellence. Our size and diversity mean we can offer you a unique experience which combines our research-based curriculum with a range of opportunities to give you the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare for your future.</p> <p><strong>Highlights of the Programme:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Emphasis on PGR support (dedicated administrator, mentors)</li> <li>Dedicated course administrator and mentoring</li> <li>Extensive relevant taught and real-life training experiences</li> <li>Wide multidisciplinary supervisor pool</li> <li>Located in a stylish state-of-the-art scientific building at one of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/" target="_blank">largest university-hospitals in the UK</a></li> <li>Automatic consideration for award of bursary (up to &pound;4,000 per year) for the duration of your PhD</li> <li>Funding available each year to support your conference attendance</li> <li>Home to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bhf.org.uk/" target="_blank">British Heart Foundation</a>&nbsp;Chair in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research,&nbsp;<a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/staff/490/professor-mark-kearney" target="_blank">Professor Mark Kearney</a></li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Applications can be made at any time. To apply for this project applicants should complete a <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/downloads/download/129/faculty_graduate_school_-_application_form" target="_blank">Faculty Application Form</a>&nbsp;and send this alongside a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates to the <a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">Faculty Graduate School</a>.</p> <p>Please state clearly that the research area you are interested in is the International PhD Academy in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine. You can be considered for up too 3 projects, so please provide these in order of preference.</p> <p>We also require 2 academic references to support your application. Please ask your referees to send these <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/downloads/download/130/faculty_graduate_school_-_scholarship_reference_form" target="_blank">references</a> on your behalf and send them directly to the <a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk" target="_blank">Faculty Graduate School</a>.</p> <p>If you have already applied for other projects using the Faculty Application Form this academic session you do not need to complete this form again. Instead you should email <a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a> to inform us you would like to be considered for this project.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the programme&rsquo;s English language requirements. This is shown on the individual project adverts.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a> &nbsp;t: +44 (0)113 343 8221.</p>


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