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Cambridge-Diamond Studentship

Cambridge-Diamond Studentship - October 2018 entry


PhD Studentship: How do herpesviruses remodel intracellular membranes to assemble virus particles?

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship position co-funded by the Department of Pathology and Diamond Light Source to commence from October 2018.  The studentship will be funded for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of additional funding in the fourth year.

The successful candidate will join a collaboration between the laboratories of Dr Stephen Graham and Dr Colin Crump at the University of Cambridge, and Dr Maria Harkiolaki at Diamond Light Source, to investigate how herpesviruses remodel membranes during infection. This project brings together two world-leading research institutes to combine cutting-edge super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, cryo X-ray tomography (cryoXT), biochemistry and cell biology approaches to probe the molecular details of how herpesviruses remodel membranes during infection.

More information on this project can be found here


All applications should be made online via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal using the Department of Pathology course code (BLPA22). In the studentship section of your application please state that you are applying for the Cambridge-Diamond studentship. 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.

Closing date for applications: 25th February 2018 and interviews will take place mid-March.


Requirements and Eligibility

Candidates should have a first or upper second class degree in biochemistry, cell biology or biological/medical science and should possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

The studentship is only available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements*. The Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission (for more details see the Course Directory). Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

* Further information about the UK residency requirements and your fee status can be found here.


Informal enquires regarding this studentship may be made to Dr Stephen Graham General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940.