Deadline: March 13, 2012
A three year joint industry-academia PhD Studentship sponsored by MedImmune Ltd is available in the Department of Medicine, to commence on or before October 2012. The successful applicant will join the research group of Professor Edwin Chilvers, Dr Alison Condliffe and Dr Andrew Cowburn, who study cellular mechanisms underlying neutrophil priming, activation and apoptosis, in particular the role of the PI3-kinase and hypoxic signalling pathways. This innovative project will focus specifically on the role of IL-1 and GM-CSF in human neutrophil survival. There will be an important translational aspect to this work, related to examining the relevance of these processes to airways inflammation in vivo.
Applicants will require a 2:1 degree or higher in a related biological or equivalent subject. Support includes a stipend (currently £19,339), PhD registration fee at UK/EU student rate, research expenses and some travel costs.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Completed applications should include a CV with names of three referees and a completed form CHRIS/6 Parts I and III only (downloadable from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) and should be emailed to email@example.com