About the Project
The objectives will be:
1. To develop 3D models of lymph nodes and lung tissue using the RWV system.
2. To investigate the outcome of basic immune interactions and how these are altered by ageing.
The project offers world-class training in cellular and molecular techniques including: state-of-the-art 3D tissue models and cell culture; multi-parameter flow cytometry and immunofluorescence histology; cell isolation and encapsulation (Dolomite microfluidic system); cell activation and differentiation methods; western blotting; and qRT-PCR.
This PhD position will be co-supervised by Dr Fernando Martinez Estrada and Dr Natalie Riddell. Dr Martinez Estrada is an expert in macrophage cellular and systems biology and Dr Natalie Riddell specialises in T cell function and immune ageing.
This is a three year project starting in October 2020.
At least an upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in (but not restricted to) Biological or Biochemical sciences from a UK university or equivalent standard from an EU based University. Applications are particularly welcome from applicants with a strong background in Immunology and/or Cellular Biology.
Students without English as first language must provide a language certificate (overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent) before the beginning of the studentship.
How to apply:
Applicants must quote the reference and project title, and include a covering letter stating their research interest and experience/ capabilities, a CV, and at least two academic references. They must apply via the online recruitment system of the University of Surrey: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/biosciences-and-medicine-phd
Informal enquiries are welcomed before you apply and should be directed to Dr Fernando Martinez Estrada ([email protected]).
Interviews will take place the week commencing the 28th September 2020 for applications received by the 23rd September 2020. Later applications and interview dates may also be added.
Funding for this project is available to citizens of UK and EU candidates. Other overseas candidate may apply but will need to secure top up funding for overseas tuition rate.
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