The MRC-Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma is a partnership between the Medical Research Council, Asthma UK, Imperial College London, King’s College London and partner NHS Trusts to advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of asthma. This provides an outstanding opportunity for high-calibre PhD students to train in areas of basic and clinical science that have direct relevance to the development of novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of asthma.
Applications are now invited for PhD studentships (1yr plus 3-yr) to start in October 2017. In their first year, successful students will undertake either a 1 year full-time MSc in Immunology at King's, obtaining a foundation in cellular, molecular and clinical immunology and including a 6-month laboratory-based research project within the Centre; or a MRes in Biomedical Research at Imperial College London, including two 6-month laboratory based research projects. Following the successful completion of the first year, students will be able to choose from a broad range of PhD projects based at Imperial College London or King’s College London covering the various interests of the centre, examples of some of the projects offered are listed below:
Advertised studentships are predominantly restricted to home or EU candidates based on the nature of the funding. Students from outside the EU area would be required to pay substantially higher tuition fees that would not be covered by these studentship awards.
Applicants must be in receipt of, or due to receive, a first or upper second-class UK degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.
To apply, send your CV, names of two referees and a one page personal statement to Jana Pierron at [email protected]; https://www.asthma-allergy.ac.uk
Closing date for the full application is Sunday 1st January 2017. All successful applicants will be contacted in mid-January and invited for interviews in January/February 2017.
Please note that all candidates must fulfil College admissions criteria.