W.D. Armstrong Studentship in Engineering and Medicine 2019, University of Cambridge, UK

University of Cambridge


July 14, 2019

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W.D. Armstrong Studentship in Engineering and Medicine

Eustachian tube dysfunction is a common disorder of Eustachian tube opening and closing which may be associated with severe symptoms and middle ear disease. Interest in this field has increased over recent years following the introduction of balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube as a treatment. The proposed project aims to develop biomechanical models of Eustachian tube normal function and dysfunction to better understand and use existing diagnostic tools, optimise current treatments, and help develop new treatments.

The project will be jointly supervised by Professor Sutcliffe (mpfs@eng.cam.ac.uk) in Engineering and Dr Tysome, Consultant ENT and Skull Base Surgeon in the School of Clinical Medicine.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree in a Engineering or a related subject with a mechanics and/or materials background.

If you are interested in applying for this studentship, please email Prof. Sutcliffe by 14th July 2019, with an expression of interest, including a summary CV and a paragraph why you are interested in this project and why your academic background makes you a good candidate.

Please note that any offer of funding will be conditional on securing a place as a PhD student. Candidates will need to apply separately for admission through the University's Graduate Admissions application portal; this can be done before or after applying for this funding opportunity. Note that there is a £60 fee for PhD applications.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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July 01, 2019