skip to primary navigationskip to content

BBSRC DTP Targeted Studentships

BBSRC DTP Targeted Studentships - October 2018 entry


The closing date for applications has been extended to 11 February 2018. Interviews will be arranged after this deadline.


This year the BBSRC DTP Programme and Department of Pathology are offering two targeted studentships. The projects are based within the Department of Pathology, but a 10-week rotation will take place in another lab and the successful applicants will also be required to attend all DTP Programme training courses, events and a three month internship (PIPS). The successful applicants must complete the Programme in 48 months.

All applications should be made online via the University’s Applicant Portal using the Department of Pathology course code (BLPA22). Please ensure you apply via the Departmental code in the Applicant Portal (NOT the BBSRC DTP course code). In the Studentship section of your application please enter the projects that you are applying for in order of preference. An application is only complete when all supporting documents, including the 2 academic references, are submitted. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure their referees submit their references before the closing date.

The list of available projects is shown below. 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.


Supervisors and Projects available for October 2018 are:

Dr Paolo D'Avino - Identification of Citron kinase substrates by using chemical genetics and quantitative phospho-proteomics

Dr Heike Laman - Post-translational control of mitochondria by the ubiquitin ligase Fbxo7


Funding will cover the student’s stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees for 48 months, subject to eligibility*

*The 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 on the BBSRC DTP website.

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.


For any enquiries please contact