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Fully-funded PhD studentships

Department of Pathology fully-funded PhD Studentships October 2017 entry

The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering four fully funded* studentships from October 2017 to work with one of the Research Group Leaders in this large and vibrant Department. 

Funding* will cover the student’s stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentships will be funded for three years in the first instance subject to eligibility**, with the possibility of additional funding in the fourth year depending on circumstances.

The list of available projects is shown below. Applicants can select up to a maximum of three supervisors/projects, although this is not a requirement. Applicants should hold or be about to achieve a First or Upper-Second (2.i) class degree in a relevant subject. Additionally, the Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission (

The closing date for applications is 19 February 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 6 March 2017.

Supervisors and projects available for October 2017

Dr Brian Ferguson - Anti-viral functions of the DNA repair machinery

Dr Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas – Harnessing parasitic proteins to modulate skeletal muscle cells

Dr Colin Crump/Dr Rupert Beale – Using CRISPR to identify host factors involved in the replication of viruses

Dr Ian Brierley – Regulation of RNA virus gene expression through modulation of ribosome function

To Apply

Copies of the form can be downloaded below:

 Download form PA22

Please send applications to:

**The studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about your fee status can be found at the following website:

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

Preferred candidates will be required to apply formally through completion of the University’s Applicant Portal. There is an application charge of (GBP Sterling) £50 per application

General queries regarding these positions should be directed to or 01223 333940.