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Investigating the role of immune adaptors e.g. SLP-76 in T-cell signaling and its regulation, memory formation and cytolytic effector function

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Requirements:
The candidate should have a first class or upper second class honours degree, or a master’s degree (or equivalent qualification), in molecular biology, immunology, cell biology or medicine. Evidence of good spoken and written English is essential. The candidate should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, or an equivalent qualification, if the first language is not English. This position is open to all qualified candidates irrespective of nationality.

Degree:
The student will be awarded a PhD degree from the University of Liverpool (UK) upon successful completion of the program.

Funding:
The PhD studentship is available for three years subject to satisfactory progress by the student. The award covers tuition fees for three years (currently equivalent to RMB 80,000 per annum) and provides a monthly stipend of 3500 RMB as a contribution to living expenses. It also provides up to RMB 16,500 to allow participation at international conferences during the period of the award. It is a condition of the award that holders of XJTLU PhD scholarships carry out 300-500 hours of teaching assistance work per year. The scholarship holder is expected to carry out the major part of his or her research at XJTLU in Suzhou, China. However, he or she is eligible for a research study visit to the University of Liverpool of up to three months, if this is required by the project.


Project Description:
We invite highly motivated young talent with prior knowledge and training in immunology and cell biology for a PhD fellowship position studying T cell immunity. The position is embedded in a joint research project focusing on T cell signaling, development and anti-tumor immune responses. The PhD project will investigate the role of immune adaptors e.g. SLP-76 in T-cell signaling and its regulation, memory formation and cytolytic effector function. It will employ live-cell imaging, deeper tissue two-photon imaging, flow cytometry and other cutting-edge technologies in immunology including transgenic and gene knockout mouse models.
For more information about doctoral scholarship and PhD programme at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU): Please visit
http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/admissions/phd.html

http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/admissions/phd/feesscholarships.html

How to Apply:
Interested applicants are advised to email…[email protected] (principle supervisor’s email address) the following documents and copy (please put the project title in the subject line).
• CV
• Two reference letters
• Personal statement outlining your interest in the position
• Proof of English language proficiency (an IELTS score of above 6.5 or equivalent is required
• Verified school transcripts in both Chinese and English (for international students, only the English version is required)
• Verified certificates of education qualifications in both Chinese and English (for international students, only the English version is required)

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Hebin Liu () or Prof Xiao-feng Qin ()
Contact: Please email and with a subject line of the PhD project title

Funding Notes

Funded PhD project (world-wide students)

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