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Single cell analysis for understanding progression of retinal diseases

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  • Full or part time
    Prof S Ohnuma
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
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Project Description

Project Description
Single cell analysis in combination with next generation sequencing and bioinformatics is revolutionary methodology in biological and clinical research. This project investigates the comprehensive molecular mechanism of glaucoma progression using animal models, single cell analysis, and bioinformatics. We are looking for very motivated candidates with excellent scientific potential.

Ideal person specification
• A good degree (2.1 or above; or equivalent EU/overseas degree) in bioinformatics/ biology/biomedical subject area, and in addition ideally an MSc in a related area
• Interested in cell biology and bioinformatics as well as translational research
• Excellent research experiences in biology and bioinformatics, preferably in big sequence data analysis
• Good analytical/mathematical skills, preferably with computer languages
• Good communication skills - especially in written English
• Very strong work ethic, with the ability to think creatively and work within a team

Duties and Responsibilities
• In vitro and in vitro experiments
• Single cell analysis in combination with bioinformatics
• Work in collaboration with other researchers
• Prepare progress reports for industrial partner
• Prepare presentations, including text and images, for delivery by self and others.
• Travel for collaboration and other meetings or conferences.
• Prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
• Contribute to the overall activities of the research team, department and be aware of UCL policies.

Informal enquiries please email Prof. Shin-ichi Ohnuma; [Email Address Removed]

Application procedures
Application is by CV, covering letter (including motivation for applying), and contact details for three referees emailed to Prof. Shin-ichi Ohnuma; [Email Address Removed]

Funding Notes

This studentship is funded for 3.5 years by Santen. It will cover UK/EU or International UCL PhD tuition fees, laboratory cost and an annual salary stipend starting at £22,278. Overseas funded students would be responsible for paying the additional tuition fee top up.

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