[Eeglablist] Fully funded PhD studentship and King's College London
mark.crookrumsey at ntu.ac.uk
Wed Aug 4 09:24:56 PDT 2021
King’s College London (UK) are offering a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship (funded by the Motor Neuron Disease Association). The successful applicant will join a strong interdisplinary team that is focused on furthering our understanding of motor neuron disease.
During this PhD studentship, the student will test a novel method based on non-invasive surface muscle recordings that will permit assessments in patients’ homes for the first time. The analysis will focus on key features of neuromuscular activity that indicate the number of functional neurons at a given time. The study design will incorporate a mixture of hospital and home assessments every 6-8 weeks in 20-30 patients, allowing for direct comparisons between the novel method and established markers of disease progression.
The student will combine powerful computational tools with a simplified recording setup to achieve a logistical convenience that does not compromise on the scientific output. In fact, by establishing the means to assess patients more frequently from the comfort of their own homes (e.g. weekly), we anticipate that this will significantly enhance our interpretation of the degree of neuronal degeneration. This is likely to translate into clinical trials of shorter durations, fewer patients and ultimately reduced costs, thereby allowing for a greater number of potential therapies to be tested.
Applications close on the 8th of August!
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