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Wellcome Trust 4-Year Doctoral Training Programme in Drug Discovery and Team Science

Wellcome Trust 4-Year Doctoral Training Programme in Drug Discovery and Team Science

We are looking for emerging scientists who will make the most of being part of a vibrant and active biomedical research community that works together to develop novel treatments for disease, having positive effects on people’s lives and their health. The current theme will focus on Immuno-Oncology.

Nottingham University is working with the Wellcome Trust to offer a fully supported 4-year PhD programme in 'Drug Discovery and Team Science' that will enable successful candidates to:

  • Be part of a team-driven project that enables you to shape your own research project whilst working within a supportive scientific community to exchange ideas and collaborate on cutting edge research.
  • Collaborate and create networks across a wider scientific community, including Universities and Industry.
  • Take part in training opportunities that develop you as an individual - equipping you with technical and transferable skills relevant to the research community and more broadly into the wider world of work.
  • Contribute to changing how science is performed.

Value of Diversity and Change

Our programme embraces the Wellcome Trust’s perspective on diversity: that a diverse research community leads to better ideas to support improved health.

Our approach (known as ‘Team Science’), thrives when individuals with varied viewpoints and backgrounds bring together their unique personal and intellectual experiences, providing new perspectives on scientific issues.

We are therefore looking for people who:

  • Have the ability to ask questions, generate ideas and work in teams as true collaborators
  • Bring different life experiences and/or insight – whether that’s because of your sex, gender, race, living with any kind of disability (visible or not), age, sexual orientation, class background, education, caring responsibilities. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you are part of the Black, Asian or other minoritised ethnic communities, are of an older age group and/or have direct experience of what it’s like to come from an under-represented background.

We believe this approach will lead to innovative ideas and, with Team Science, a new generation of global thinkers who drive science forward.

Selected projects in the area of Immuno-Oncology may use in vitro, in vivo and in silico models to investigate current issues, such as:

  • Targeting and mathematical modelling of RTK and GPCR systems in immune-oncology and checkpoint blockade
  • Nanobody targeting of chemokine receptors
  • Molecular pharmacology of tumour microenvironment
  • Gene editing in immuno-oncology
  • Advanced 3D in vitro modelling tumour-immune interactions
  • Adaptive immune activation of tumour growth
  • Hypoxia and innate immune activation
  • HER2 and immunotherapy in breast cancer

The application form and further details on the scientific approach of the programme can be found on our website:

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Once you have completed your application form on the linked page above, please also send a copy of your CV to the following email address:

LS-TeamScienceDTP@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

The closing date for applications: Friday 6th January 2023 at 17:00h

Candidates will be notified by Friday 27th January 2023 if they have been successful in reaching the interview stage.

Interviews will be held between the 8th and the 14th of February 2023.


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