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BBSRC/CASE GSK 4-year funded PhD Studentship: Bioengineered 3D models of T cell migration and activity

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    Prof F Balkwill
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Project Description

1st Supervisor: Prof Fran Balkwill (QMUL)
2nd Supervisor Dr Sarah Hopkins (GSK)

Applications are invited for an industrial BBSRC CASE studentship with Barts Cancer Institute and Glaxo Smith Kline.

This 4-year joint project on Bioengineered 3D models of T cell migration and activity, begins on 25th September 2017 and will focus on the immune response to ovarian cancer and improving cancer immunotherapy.

We are looking for a highly motivated graduate with an interest in cancer research and a background in subjects such as Immunology, Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Biology or Biochemistry.

Our studentships aim to develop a cohort of scientists equipped both intellectually and technically to conduct the highest quality research on cancer.

Our research degrees are supplemented by a comprehensive support programme, providing training in a wide range of biomedical laboratory methods and other vital transferable skills.


Entry Requirements:
Applicants must have, or expecting to obtain:
at least an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent), in a relevant subject
or
a lower second class honours degree and an MSc with Merit/Distinction (or equivalent), in a relevant subject

Eligibility:
Full funding is only available to UK/EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3+ years immediately prior to the studentship start date.
Please refer to the BBSRC website (http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/studentship-eligibility-pdf/) for further details.

Further information:
Interviews will be held on 4th August 2017 (in person or by Skype)
Successful candidate must be able to start on the 25th September 2017


For more information, including details on how to apply, please see our website:
http://www.bci.qmul.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate-research/bbsrc-case-gsk-phd-studentship

Funding Notes

The studentship will cover:
- tuition fees at the Home/EU rate
- an annual stipend of £16,553 for 4 years.
- associated project costs

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