Research interests/description of main research theme:
The Crouch Lab is looking for enthusiastic PhD students interested in the glycobiology of human gut microbes, including pathogens. The overall aims are to understand more about the host-microbe interactions in the gut and cross-feeding of host glycans between different microbes. Therefore, the main focus of the project will be on characterising the activities and specificities of carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) from different microbes. There will be opportunities to work with different species of bacteria and learn a variety of techniques. The work will involve predominantly host-type glycans, such as N- and O-glycans.
Applicants should have a strong background in biochemistry, and ideally a background in microbiology. They should have a commitment to research in glycobiology and hold or realistically expect to obtain at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant subject.
How to apply
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• A detailed CV, including your nationality and country of birth;
• Names and addresses of two referees;
• A covering letter highlighting your research experience/capabilities;
• Copies of your degree certificates with transcripts;
• Evidence of your proficiency in the English language, if applicable.