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Alex Hulme Foundation PhD Studentship (Fixed Term)

Grant Holder: Department of Pathology

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship position funded by the Alex Hulme Foundation to start from October 2017. Funding will cover the student's stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. **The studentship is only available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements.

The successful candidate will join Dr Suzanne Turner's laboratory to investigate mechanisms of lymphomagenesis as they pertain to Burkitt lymphoma, a paediatric cancer of germinal centre B cells. In particular, this project will address mechanisms of disease evolution and tumour heterogeneity employing an established patient derived xenograft resource. Details of the research team can be found at:

High calibre candidates should have a first or upper second class degree in biological science or medicine, have excellent written and oral communication skills and be prepared to work as part of a team. The post-holder should be highly motivated, and keen to work within a multidisciplinary team. Additionally, the Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission.


** Further information about the UK residency requirements and your fee status can be found at the following website: Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

Informal enquires regarding this Studentship may be made to Dr Suzanne Turner, General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940

Closing date for applications: 21st May 2017.

The application form and how to apply is available from the following link:

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

The deadline for applications is 21st May 2017. Prospective candidates may wish to contact Dr Suzanne Turner,

General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12017 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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