Would you like to pursue a PhD to research methods to prevent dementia?

There is a shortage of researchers trained in both abnormal brain blood vessels (traditionally ‘stroke’ researchers) and dementia (traditionally ‘dementia’ researchers). Alzheimer’s Society have developed a clinical training partnership at the University of Edinburgh that brings together researchers from ‘stroke’ backgrounds and from ‘dementia’ background to bridge this divide.

This means there is an exciting opportunity for three full time Clinical Research Fellows, who are trained in medicine or allied health professions (such as psychology, radiography, nursing, therapy professionals), to work towards a PhD in the University of Edinburgh. Funded by the Alzheimer’s Society and the University of Edinburgh, the selected fellows will be able to choose one of four PhD projects, in neuro-imaging, laboratory-based science including neuropathology, and big data/clinical epidemiology. The successful fellows will be based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site. The posts are available from late summer/early autumn 2019 for 3 years.

If you would like to discuss further please email william.whiteley@ed.ac.uk

 Apply here by 6th September 2019.