The University of Warwick in the UK invites applications for the PhD Studentship in Gestational diabetes: early diagnosis and prevention of complications via modeling complex blood glucose dynamics for the 2018 academic session.
This is a joint venture between the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick and the Warwickshire InStitute for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism (WISDEM) at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.
The project will develop and apply methods of time-series analysis and dynamic modelling to describe the transient response of the glucose regulatory system to food intake in a cohort of women in antenatal and postnatal periods. This project will assist with achieving the clinical goal of early and accurate diagnosis of gestational diabetes. It will provide a unique opportunity for the candidate to apply research through the full-lifecycle of mathematical modelling: experimental design, data collection, data-driven systems modelling and machine learning, system validation via experimentation, ultimately leading to simulation and prediction applied in the health care setting to gestational diabetes management.
Worth of Award
- The studentship covers 100% fees (UK/EU students only) and standard annual stipend £14,553 (tax free) for 3 years.
- International candidates are welcome to apply, but will have to seek alternative funding sources.
- UK or EU candidates with a 1st or 2.1 UK Honours degree in either of the subjects: Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Systems Biology will find this studentship especially relevant.
- Applications from candidates with medical science background who are interested in predictive modeling are welcome too. Excellent data analysis and computing skills are essential (e.g. programming MATLAB/C/C++).
- They are looking for confident, self-motivated candidates with good interpersonal skills, and abilities to perform excellent research leading to high-quality research outcomes and publications.
How to Apply
- Applicants should send a cover letter outlining motivation and suitability for this project, and a full CV to www.warwick.ac.uk/EngineeringScholarships/nk18
- If you are successful at the interview you will be required to submit a formal application for study and fulfil the entry requirements set by the University of Warwick.
- As soon as you have a University ID number you will be invited to upload your degree certificate, transcripts, and a personal statement that explains your specific research interests and why you should be considered for this award.
- To make a formal application you must complete the online application form and quote scholarship NK18.
Deadline: Open, subject to the position being filled