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Graduate Admissions


The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering three fully funded* studentships from October 2018 to work with one of the Research Group Leaders in this large and vibrant Department.

All applications should be made online via the University's Applicant Portal. In the Studentship section of your application please enter the projects that you are applying for in order of preference. You are allowed to select up to 3.

The list of available projects is shown below. 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 2018 are:

Dr Richard Hayward - Mechanisms of host cell subversion by the human pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis.

Dr Naomi McGovern - The role of placental macrophages in fetal anti-viral defense.

Dr Anton Enright - Computational Analysis of RNA modifications using Nanopore direct RNA sequencing.

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 studentships are available to UK nationals and EU 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 25th February 2018. Interviews will be arranged after this deadline.

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

General queries regarding these positions should be directed to or Irene Piper 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK13556 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

Key Information

Department of Pathology

Reference: PK13556

Dates and deadlines:

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018
Closing Date
Sunday, 25 February, 2018