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Job Opportunities


PhD studentships (Fixed Term) x 6

The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering six fully funded* studentships from October 2022 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.


Supervisors and Projects available for October 2022:

Steriod-producing immune cells promote matastatic dissemination of cancer cells - Dr Bidesh Mahata

Histone lactylation: a novel epigenetic feature in malara parasites? - Dr Catherine Merrick

Defining the role of CRL Ub ligases in Plasmodium sexual differentiation and transmission - Dr Kateria Artavanis-Tsakonas and Dr Andrew Blagborough

Exploring the role of piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs), a class of short non-coding RNAs, in malignant germ cell tumour pathogenesis - Professor Matt Murray

Using stem cells to probe virus infections of neurons - Dr Stephen Graham

The molecular signatures of enteric viruses - Dr Valeria Lulla

Full details of the projects and how to apply are available from the following link:

*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:

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

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

The closing date for applications is 3 January 2022. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 17 January 2022.

General queries regarding these positions should be directed to

Please quote reference PK28668 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.