PhD Studentship X 8 at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge has an opening PhD position in pathology. The initial contract for this position is 3 years. Applications should be sent before January 03, 2019.

The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering eight fully funded* studentships** from October 2019 to work with one of the Research Group Leaders in this large and vibrant Department.

The list of available projects is shown below. Applicants can select up to a maximum of three supervisors/projects, although this is not a requirement. 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. (

Dr Isiah Barbieri: Understanding the role of the Guanosine Trimethylase TGS1 in Acute myeloid leukaemia

Dr Paolo D’Avino: Characterization of the roles of PP1 phosphatases in cytokinesis

Prof Ian Goodfellow: Characterisation of the mechanism of norovirus VPg-dependent RNA synthesis.

Dr Catherine Merrick: How do malaria parasites sense and respond to DNA damage?

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

The closing date for applications is 3 January 2019. Interviews will be held in the third week of January 2019

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 students who qualify for Home/EU fees. 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.

General queries regarding these positions should be directed to or Izzy Starkey 01223 333872.


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