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Graduate Admissions


This year the BBSRC DTP Programme and Department of Pathology are offering two targeted studentships. The projects are based within the Department of Pathology, but a 10-week rotation will take place in another lab and the successful applicants will also be required to attend all DTP Programme training courses, events and a three month internship (PIPS). The successful applicants must complete the Programme in 48 months.

All applications should be made online via the University's Applicant Portal using the Department of Pathology course code (BLPA22). In the Studentship section of your application please enter the projects that you are applying for in order of preference.

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 Paolo D'Avino - Identification of Citron kinase substrates by using chemical genetics and quantitative phospho-proteomics

Dr Heike Laman - Post-translational control of mitochondria by the ubiquitin ligase Fbxo7

Funding will cover the student's stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees for 48 months, subject to eligibility*

*The studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about eligibility for Research Council UK funding can be found on the BBSRC DTP website.

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 4 January 2018. Interviews will be arranged after this deadline. Full details of the projects and how to apply are available from the following link:

For any enquiries please contact

Please quote reference PK13759 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Key Information

Department of Pathology

Reference: PK13759

Dates and deadlines:

Thursday, 30 November, 2017
Closing Date
Thursday, 4 January, 2018