We invite applications for a 3-year PhD studentship in the MRC Centre for Environment and Health and National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Environmental Exposures and Health.
Our researchers are uniquely placed to produce high quality research, working with partners to translate knowledge into policy and improve population health, supported by a bespoke training programme to ensure they are equipped with the appropriate skills and experience.
We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a PhD in “Advanced material toxicity”:
New material types (advanced polymers, fibres, composites, nanomaterials etc.) are constantly being developed and applied in products with the potential for human inhalation exposure.
Assessing their potential toxicity using human relevant models on an appropriate timescale for efficient regulatory control is an ever-growing issue.
To address this challenge this project will use advanced aerosol-exposure air-liquid-interface systems to mimic realistic human respiratory system exposure scenarios and ‘omics and other analytical techniques to assess potential molecular signatures of disease pathways.
The successful student will be based (75%) at the UKHSA Chemical, Radiation and Environmental Hazards Laboratories in Oxfordshire.
This project is supervised by Dr Martin Leonard and Dr Adam Laycock (UKHSA) and Dr Stephanie Wright (Imperial College London).
For more information, and instructions on how to apply, visit PhD Studentships – Environmental Exposures and Health (nihr.ac.uk).
The MRC Centre and the NIHR HPRUs are committed to equality of opportunity, eliminating discrimination and creating an inclusive working environment.
Studentships will commence by October 2022.