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BBSRC DTP Targeted Studentships

BBSRC DTP Targeted Studentships - October 2018 entry


The closing date for applications has been extended to 17 June 2018. Interviews will be arranged shortly after this deadline.


This year the BBSRC DTP Programme and Department of Pathology are offering a targeted studentship. The project is based within the Department of Pathology, but a 10-week rotation will take place in another lab and the successful applicant will also be required to attend all DTP Programme training courses, events and a three month internship (PIPS). The successful applicant 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). 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 available project 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 substrates of Citron kinase, a serine/threonine kinase involved in cell cycle and microcephaly


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.


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