Eligibility: UK/EU graduates with the required entry requirements
Funding details: Bursary, tuition fees plus generous consumables allowance (UK/EU)
Duration: Full-Time (42 months)
Application deadline: 30 October 2020
Interview dates: Will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates
Start date: January 2021
To find out more about the project, please contact Ben Lee.
In 2018 the Ministry of Defence (MoD) replaced the Annual Fitness Test (AFT) with a legally defensible physical employment standard, called ‘Role Fitness Test’ (RFT)1. The RFT consists of a series of job-specific military task simulations, each with a specific pass standard. Laboratory adaptations of the RFT may provide a novel model in which to examine thermoregulatory responses to military-specific scenarios conducted across a range of ambient weather conditions.
This PhD programme will incorporate whole-body physiological measurements and biochemical techniques in order to understand how acute (e.g. dehydration, prior viral infection, pacing) and chronic (e.g. genetics, chronic disease) factors affect thermoregulation and exertional heat illness risk during simulated military tasks, which will be performed over a range of climatic conditions. The project will also examine whether novel pharmaceutical interventions can improve heat tolerance, reduce heat illness risk, and enhance operational effectiveness.
This is a fully-funded PhD studentship, including:
Training and Development
The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills.
All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant area to the project. This includes human physiology, exercise physiology, human biology or sport science. Applicants with laboratory experience and excellent interpersonal skills for working with human volunteers are preferred but not essential. A Master’s degree or equivalent qualification or other evidence of research skills and experience is preferred but not essential.
All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering letter, plus an up to 2000-word supporting statement showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.
To find out more about the project please contact Ben Lee.Mehr
|Titel||Military heat stress management: Exploring the role of inter-individual factors and previous SARS-CoV-2 infection on heat strain during military tasks|
|Job location||Priory Street Coventry, CV15FB|
|Veröffentlicht||Juli 20, 2020|
|Bewerbungsschluss||Oktober 30, 2020|
|Jobart||PhD/ Doktorand/in  |
|Fachbereiche||Physiologie,   Sportmedizin und Trainingsphysiologie,   Biochemie,   Genetik,   Anatomie,   Humanbiologie  |