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Phd Studentship - Department of Pathology x 7 (Fixed Term)


The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering seven fully funded* studentships from October 2021 to work with one of the Research Group Leaders in this large and vibrant Department. Funding* will cover the student's stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentships 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.

The list of available projects is shown below. Applicants can select up to a maximum of three supervisors/projects, although this is not a requirement. 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. (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blpapdpth/requirements)

Supervisors and Projects available for October 2021:

Developing new treatments by targeting RNA splicing control in squamous cell carcinoma - Dr Anton Enright and Dr Stephen Smith

Impact of transposable elements in parasite genomes - Dr Anna Protasio

Computational methods to measure DNA replication with single-molecule resolution - Dr Michael Boemo

Novel tools for cancer immunotherapy and vaccination - Dr Louise Boyle

Probing the mechanism of action of Shiftless, a host protein targeting programmed ribosomal frameshifting - Professor Ian Brierley

Regulation of integrin function on Treg by PI3K - Professor Klaus Okkenhaug

Dissecting inclusion biogenesis - the specialised intracellular replicative compartment of Chlamydia trachomatis - Dr Richard Hayward

Full details of the projects and how to apply are available from the following link: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/fully-funded-studentships

*The studentships are available to students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about your fee status can be found at the following website: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees/what-my-fee-status . 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.

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

For further details or informal enquires please contact Izzy Starkey via email (irs33@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PK24657 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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