Fully-funded PhD Studentships 2013 Entry
The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research. This large and vibrant Department invites applications from UK and EU** (#note) nationals for PhD Studentships commencing October 2013. Unless stated otherwise, studentships will be funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Research
Council (BBSRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) or by the Department for either a 3 or 4 year duration depending on the sponsor.
- Cancer and Neuroscience: Functional characterisation of proteins regulated by the PARK2/Parkin and PARK15/Fbxo7 ubiquitin ligases in Parkinson’s disease (supervised by Dr Heike Laman)
- Cancer: Mechanisms of Lymphomagenesis: Determining the identity of the cell of origin of T-cell lymphoma (supervised by Dr Suzanne Turner)
- Genomics: Essential mechanisms in male fertility: the molecular biology of transmission ratio distortion "All sperm are equal, but some are more equal than others" (supervised by Professor Nabeel Affara)
- Immnunology: How is foreign DNA detected by the immune system? (supervised by Dr Brian Ferguson)
- Immnunology: Ligands of proteins encoded in the human Leukocyte Receptor Complex (LRC) (supervised by Prof John Trowsdale)
- Molecular Histopathology: Targeting the oncostatin-M receptor to improve the treatment of cervical cancer (supervisor Prof Nicholas Coleman/Dr Maria Munoz Caffarel)
- Parasitology: Epigenetic control of virulence gene expression in trypanosomes (supervised by Professor Mark Field)
- Tissue Engineering/Cell Biology: Recapitulating the adult stem cell and cancer stem cell niche in vitro using 3D engineered matrices (supervised by Prof Christine J Watson and Dr Jonathan J Campbell)
- Virology/Cell Biology: Microtubule–mediated transport of vaccinia virus (supervised by Prof Geoffrey L. Smith)
- Virology/Structural Biology: Molecular mechanisms of enveloped virus egress (supervised by Dr Stephen Graham)
Applicants should hold or be about to achieve a First or Upper-Second (2.i) class degree in a relevant subject.
Studentships will be funded for either a 3 or 4 years’ duration. Research Council UK studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements**.
**Further information about eligibility for Research Council UK funding can be found at the following website:
Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to formally apply through completion of a Graduate and Scholarship Application Form (GRADSAF) before attending interview.
Copies of the form can be downloaded below:
Email Address (Preferred):
Please send applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal Address (only if email application is not possible):
Department of Pathology
University of Cambridge
Tennis Court Road
The deadline for applications is Monday 25th February 2013 at 5pm. Please ensure you apply in good time in order to meet this deadline.