Competitive three year full time studentship in the Department of Biological and Medical Sciences
Project Title : Dissecting the molecular interactions underpinning Spindle Assembly Checkpoint (SAC) signalling.
Main supervisor Dr Victor Bolanos-Garcia
Eligibility:Only open to UK/EU applicants (who must be permanently resident in UK/EU)
Start date: 19th September 2016
Bursary: £14057 pa for academic year 2016/17 & fees
Closing date: 21st February 2016
Applicants should be of the highest quality and capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. Requirement a good Honours degree (2.1 or equivalent).
EU applicants must have a valid IELTS Academic test certificate minimum score level 6 in each of the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking with overall minimum score 7.0 issued since the 23rd April 2015 by an approved test centre please see web site below. Or an undergraduate degree awarded by a recognised UK university within the last two years.
The project involves a multidisciplinary approach to the uncovering and the functional and structural characterisation of protein-protein interactions that ensure the accurate and timely segregation of the genetic material in higher organisms. The PhD research project will foster skills in cell biology, protein biochemistry, protein biophysics and X-ray protein crystallography methods and involves extensive collaboration with research teams at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Imperial College London and with overseas collaborators in Canada and France.
The appointed individual will have the opportunity to train undergraduate students in state-of-the-art molecular biology, biochemical and biophysical techniques; to regularly disseminate her/his work at national and international meetings and to participate in outreach activities such as Science Festivals and talks in schools.
As part of your training you will be required to assist in demonstrating on undergraduate practicals during semesters without further remuneration.
Please note that any successful applicant may be subject to a DBS search once they enrol in view of outreach activities involving schools. In view of checking procedures they will be required to exhibit a current passport - -https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check
Further information on the project please contact
Dr Victor Bolanos-Garcia e-mail address [email protected]
How to apply
Please complete the Application Form, which you can download from
With your application please enclose a CV and scanned copy of your degree certificates and transcripts and letter from awarding body plus two signed academic references. Additionally if appropriate a valid IELTS Academic test score certificate.
Please carefully note that applications only accepted by e-mail to the following address: [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST NOT SEND ANY QUERIES, APPLICATION, CV or OTHER DOCUMENTS VIA FINDAPHD
• Kapanidou M, Lee S, and Bolanos-Garcia V. M. “BubR1 kinase: protection against aneuploidy and premature aging”. Trends in Molecular Medicine 2015, 21: 364-372.
• Lischetti T, Zhan G, Sedgwick G.G., Bolanos-Garcia V.M., Nilsson J. ”The internal Cdc20 binding site in BubR1 facilitates both spindle assembly checkpoint signalling and silencing”. Nature Communications 2014, 5:5563.
• Ghongane P, Kapanidou M, Asghar A, Elowe S, Bolanos-Garcia VM. “The KNL1 hub: a dynamic kinetochore rendezvous”. J Cell Sci. 2014, 127:3415-23.
• Lee S, Bolanos-Garcia VM. “The dynamics of signal amplification by macromolecular assemblies for the control of chromosome segregation”. Frontiers in Physiol. 2014, 5:368.