Applications are invited for PhD studentships at the MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge to commence October 2020. Funding will cover the University Composition Fee at the Home/EU rate and a stipend of £15,009 per annum.
These studentships will enable students to explore and develop their own area of research, within the context of understanding the links between toxic exposure and adverse outcome. Further information can be found here.
Each student will be awarded a place within a specific research group and undertake a research project as agreed with the principal supervisor. Projects currently available include:
|Exploring The Therapeutic Window of CAR-T Cell Therapy||Details|
|Regulation of protein synthesis by elongation control following toxic injury||Details|
|Single Cell assessment of adaptive immune clonal expansion and differentiation in responding to immune checkpoint blockade.||Details|
|Toxicity-induced phase separation of transcriptional regulators: mechanisms and cellular consequences||Details|
The MRC Toxicology Unit is a research department at the University of Cambridge within the School of Biological Sciences. Students will be registered with the University of Cambridge and enjoy membership of a University of Cambridge College. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and provides a supportive learning environment designed to meet the scientific and transferable skills required for an internationally competitive career. The Toxicology Unit will be moving into newly refurbished labs on Tennis Court Road, central Cambridge, during 2020.
Applicants must have at least a 2.1 in an Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject; two excellent academic references as well as fluency in the English language. For more details of the University's entrance requirements see the Graduate Admissions website.
Candidates of any nationality/residency may apply, but a successful overseas applicant would need to secure additional funds from other sources to cover the higher fee level. The most current estimates of costs can be found on the Graduate Admissions fees page.
Applications should be made via the University's Graduate application system available here and should include a covering letter of why you are interested in the particular project.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant supervisor prior to submitting their application.
Closing date for applications is 5p.m. 10th February 2020.