APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7 JANUARY 2019
Stipend: £14,777 (2018/19 rate)
Start Date: 1 October 2019
Fully funded: 3.5 years
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Up to 10 PhD positions are available for 2019 entry in the dynamic Doctoral Training Programme within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. Our aim is to deliver high quality, collaborative research and training for our PhD students within the Biosciences.
Students will follow a 3.5-year PhD model. In their first six months, students will undertake two 3-month lab rotations, each designed to provide key skills and lab experience before finally choosing their PhD project for the remaining three years. They will participate in our outstanding skills training programme throughout their studies.
The programme will train students in four separate themes below:
Our research in this theme is multi-disciplinary, and characterised by strength in depth in key relevant areas supported by a wide array of enabling technologies (including systems approaches) and facilities, and a commitment to in vivo biology. Key themes include Cell and Tissue Engineering, Stem Cell Biology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Ageing, but also encompass other research areas that have relevance to human health. Students will be supported by excellent training covering topics such as MRI imaging; cell engineering; stem cell biology and other key areas which underpin the work in their chosen area. Projects in this area include joint studentships with the University of Strathclyde.
The major research themes that we offer studentships in are: increasing crop production and efficiency in the face of the changing global environment such as drought or salt-tolerance; minimizing negative impacts on the environment; and developing research for translation.
Our particular strengths in animal health are in endemic and exotic diseases; zoonotic pathogens; and their epidemiology and evolutionary ecology is studied through integrated programs of field studies, advanced statistical analysis and mathematical modelling. The close and unusual alignment of research on biodiversity and animal health within the University of Glasgow also presents unique training opportunities in developing country food security and conservation. Our broad base of expertise in this area is strengthened by our collaborations with the The Pirbright Institute; many of the projects in this area are jointly run between these institutions.
This theme seeks to promote strength in core, underpinning disciplines such as molecular, chemical, cellular and synthetic biology, parasite biology and infection and immunity. Our aim is to develop researchers trained in both the rigorous methodologies of laboratory science and also the application of cutting edge mathematical and computational methods to help solve fundamental questions in the biosciences. We offer training in metabolomics; transcriptomics; proteomics; cell signalling networks; synthetic biology; novel gene in vivo transfer techniques; and cellular processes. We also offer training in whole animal and human imaging as well as in whole animal research techniques. Projects in this area include joint studentships with the University of Strathclyde.