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PhD (via MPhil) Studentship in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Reference RS/18/16

Applications are invited for a full time PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates plus an annual stipend of £14777per year (18/19 rates). International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2019.

Project Title 

Spectrochemical imaging of cell-membrane interactions between bacterial cells and neuronal cells.

Project Description

Bacterial cells constantly come into contact with mammalian cells, but nothing is known of the responses in both cell types. This project will set out to employ cutting-edge spectrochemical methodologies such as Raman microspectroscopy to image in real time such interactions. The project will employ spectrochemical methodologies with subsequent computational analysis for image construction with additional methodologies such as SERS, transcriptomics etc to understand the differing cell responses, with the ultimate challenge being to do this in a living system.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 level or above (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject.

EU and International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 6.5 (or acceptable UCLan equivalent qualification).

Further information

For any academic related queries about the project please contact Professor Frank Martin email flmartin@uclan.ac.uk

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk, quoting the studentship reference number RS1816

Application form (.docx 77.8kb)
Description and Specification (.docx 44.1kb)

Closing Date: Sunday 10 February 2019
Proposed Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 11 March 2019

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP