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PhD studentship (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship position funded by the Department of Pathology, starting from 1 October 2019.

A PhD studentship is available to work in Professor G L Smith's laboratory to investigate the mechanism by which vaccinia virus exploits microtubules to transport new virions to the cell periphery. The position is available from October 2019 or as soon thereafter as the suitable candidate can start. Applicants should have a 1st or upper second class degree in biological or medical sciences and preferably some experience of working in a research environment.

Owing to funding restrictions, the studentship is not available to non-EU nationals. Additionally, the Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission. (

All applications should be made online via the University's Applicant Portal.

Funding will cover the student's stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentship will be funded for three years in the first instance subject to eligibility* with the possibility of additional funding in the fourth year depending on circumstances.

Closing date: 28 February 2019.

*The studentship is available to students who quality for Home/EU fees Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Informal enquiries should be made to or call 01223 333872

Please quote reference PK18049 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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