BBSRC/CASE GSK funded PhD Studentship: Bioengineered 3D models of T cell migration and activity
Application deadline: 24 July 2017
Interviews: 4 August 2017 (either in person or by Skype)
Start Date: 25 September 2017 (successful candidates must be able to start by this date)
Primary Supervisor: Professor Fran Balkwill
Secondary Supervisor: Dr Sarah Hopkins (GSK)
Applications are invited for an industrial BBSRC CASE studentship with Barts Cancer Institute and Glaxo Smith Kline.
This 4-year joint project on Bioengineered 3D models of T cell migration and activity, begins on 25th September 2017 and will focus on the immune response to ovarian cancer and improving cancer immunotherapy.
Who should apply
We are looking for a highly motivated graduate with an interest in cancer research and a background in subjects such as Immunology, Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Biology or Biochemistry.
Academic entry requirements
Applicants must have, or be expected to obtain, at least an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent), in a relevant subject or a lower second class honours degree and an MSc with Merit/Distinction, (or equivalent), in a relevant subject
English language requirements
Applicants for whom English is not a first language will also require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent), unless your Undergraduate/Masters degree was studied in and awarded by an English speaking country. For more information on acceptable English language qualifications please click here.
Eligibility for funding
Full funding is only available to UK /EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3+ years immediately prior to the studentship start date.
Please refer to the BBSRC website for further details.
Our studentships aim to develop a cohort of scientists equipped both intellectually and technically to conduct the highest quality research on cancer.
Our research degrees are supplemented by a comprehensive support programme, providing training in a wide range of biomedical laboratory methods and other vital transferable skills.
This studentship includes the following funding:
- A tax free annual stipend of £16,553
- Project consumables
- Tuition Fees (up to the Home/EU rate only)
How to apply
To be eligible for this PhD studentship you need to meet the criteria outlined in the 'Who Should Apply' section above.
To apply, please submit the following documents by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A completed PhD application form
- Your CV
- Statement of purpose
- 2 references*
- Copy of your transcript(s), including a breakdown of marks
- Copy of your passport
- If applicable, proof of English proficiency
Please ensure you provide all supporting documents, as we are unable to consider incomplete applications.
For further enquiries please contact Nick Summerfield (email@example.com).