University of Bath

Summer studentships in arthritis research

The Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases together with the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology are offering three summer studentships in arthritis research.

Join us for a summer studentship

There are three summer studentships available for the summer of 2016:

1. A qualitative study of complementary and alternative therapy use by people with ankylosing spondylitis, prior to their diagnosis

Project supervisors:

  • Dr Hannah Family (Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath)
  • Dr Abbie Jordan (School of Society, Enterprise and Environment, Bath Spa University and the Department of Psychology, University of Bath)
  • Dr Raj Sengupta (Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases)

Download the description of project 1

2. Development of anti-TIF1 alpha and beta ELISAs

Project supervisor:

Download the description of project 2

3. Inhaler ease of use and inhalation flow rate in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Project supervisor:

Download the description of project 3

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 18 March 2016.

Please discuss your preferred project with the project supervisor(s) before you apply. This may help you prepare your application and you need the project supervisor to submit your application.

Your application should include:

  • a 200-word statement of your career plans and why this studentship is important for your career development. Remember to make it clear which project you are interested in.
  • a CV, maximum two sides of A4.
  • an academic reference with predicted degree class.

Please submit your application by email to bird@birdbath.org.uk.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an informal interview with the project supervisor, Dr Amanda Mackenzie (Chair of Research Committee) and a representative of BIRD.

The interviews will be held during the week-beginning 4 April 2016.

Please submit your application by email bird@birdbath.org.uk

More information

The Arthritis Grand Challenge within the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology aims to address key health issues and develop new therapeutic strategies by collaboration between the University of Bath and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD).

The Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) is funding these studentships. BIRD is a local charity funding arthritis research and education in Bath.