Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA): Physiology PhD

Department(s):
Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Entry requirements:
2:1+
Full-time:
not available
Part-time:
TBC
Reference number:
SSEHS/PGTA/PHY
Start date:
01 January 2018
Is funding available?
Yes
UK/EU fees:
N/A
International fees:
N/A
Location:
Loughborough
Application deadline:
22 November 2017

Achievements

1st

in the world for sport-related subjects

QS World University Rankings by subject 2017

4th

in the UK for Sports Science

The Complete University Guide 2018

Overview

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career. 

Project detail

Combining a teaching role with postgraduate research, PGTA positions are an exciting opportunity to complete a PhD under the supervision of Loughborough University's expert staff while gaining invaluable experience in the delivery of learning and teaching.

This position will have the opportunity to undertake one of the projects below, along with providing teaching support for Biomechanics and Motor Control. Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Applicants are asked to indicate a maximum of three projects in order of preference as part of their application. Please note applicants will need to complete an application for employment along with an application for PhD study.

Available projects are:

  1. Breakfast composition, physical activity and cardiometabolic health in children.
  2. A Structured Health Intervention for Truckers – The SHIFT Study.
  3. Appetite regulation and energy balance in individuals with spinal cord injury.
  4. Elevating body temperature to improve inflammatory status, glucose metabolism and energy balance.
  5. Optimising hydration practices in runners: implications for health and performance.
  6. Factors that influence dietary nitrate metabolism and its effects on cardiovascular health and exercise performance.

Find out more

To find out more please visit our Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences website or email Professor Mark Lewis.

Entry requirements

Applicants will have a strong academic background in a relevant discipline combined with experience of undertaking a research project and the ability to pursue a substantial independent research project over a sustained period.

Fees and funding

UK/EU:
N/A
International:
N/A

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Studentship tuition fees will be paid by the University but as the post will attract a full-time SSA Grade 5 salary (£24,285 - £28,936).  No additional studentship stipend will be paid. Progression opportunities exist within the post as there is the potential to progress to SSA Grade 6 on gaining Associate Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy (or other such body) plus meeting additional criteria after two years of employment.

Only individuals with existing rights to work and study in the UK can be considered as the role does not meet the requirements for visa sponsorship under UK immigration regulations.

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name, please select “School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences”

Please quote reference number: SSEHS/PGTA/PHY

Candidates should also submit an application for employment.

Application details

Reference number: SSEHS/PGTA/PHY
Application deadline: 22 November 2017
Start date: 01 January 2018
Interview date: 06 December 2017

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