Fully-funded PhD Studentship Swansea University, College of Medicine
Written by Amanda Clutson
Date posted: April 12, 2012
Swansea University, College of Medicine
Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Lipidomic and Proteomic Investigation of the Role of Oxysterols in Immunity
Swansea University College of Medicine invites applications for a Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Lipidomic and Proteomic Investigation of the Role of Oxysterols in Immunity
The student will work on a project to investigate the interactions of oxysterols (oxidised forms of cholesterol) with transcription factors and study how oxysterols regulate the immune response upon infection. The Swansea group are leaders in the field of oxysterol analysis by mass spectrometry. The appointed student will be trained in cutting edge technologies involved in lipidomics, proteonics and bioinformatics. The student will also gain experience in molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, immuno blot, quantitative PCR and reporter assays. In addition to scientific skills, the studentship provides training opportunities in writing and presenting data at scientific conferences. The training will be appropriate for those wishing to follow a career in either academia or the bioscience industry.
This studentship covers UK/EU fees, plus a maintenance grant of £13590 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is only available to UK/EU students.
Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree in biomedical sciences or allied subjects, with a strong background in chemistry/biochemistry.
How to Apply:
Applicants should apply through the online admissions system clearly marking their application with the title of the studentship. The link to the online system can be found here: http://www.swan.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/how/
For further information please contact Dr Yuqin Wang at email@example.com. Tel: +44(0) 1792 602730, or Professor William Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: +44(0) 1792 295562.
Closing date for applications:
Applicants should apply as soon as possible.