Current postgraduate opportunities

  • Membrane effects of bacterial lipoteichoic acid (LTA) on chemokine receptors.

    Project summary:

    Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD in Medical Sciences studentship funded by the Hull York Medical School at the University of York. This project aims to establish the molecular basis of S. aureus LTA-mediated blockade of immune cells migratory sensors called chemokine receptors. Specifically, the successful applicant will use a combination of imaging techniques, biochemical and cellular assays for investigations carried out on well-characterised model cell lines to improve our understanding of how microbes impinge on the functions of immune cells.

     

    For more information, see https://www.york.ac.uk/cii/news/phdstudentship/

     

    The successful applicant will join the Hull York Medical School and the Departments of Biology at the University of York. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an excellent background (first or high upper second class degree, or master’s degree) in immunology, cell biology, biophysics or related discipline.  Good analytical skills are essential, as is a strong interest in imaging and microscopy technics. Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English, have good documentation skills, and be willing to take initiative. The studentship covers a stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£14,553 per annum for 2017/18) and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. If a successful candidate is not eligible to pay Home/EU fees, they will need to fund the difference in tuition fees between the prevailing Home/EU and Overseas fees.

     

     For informal enquires please contact Dr Nathalie Signoret (nathalie.signoret@york.ac.uk).

     

    Applications must be submitted to the HYMS Postgraduate Centre via the online application method quoting the project title. http://www.hyms.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/applying-for-postgraduate-study and include a CV, two academic references, and a personal statement of your research interests (max 500 words) and why you are suited for this project.  If you have any queries on how to apply please email postgraduate@hyms.ac.uk

     

     

    Named Academic

    Nathalie Signoret nathalie.signoret@york.ac.uk

    Funding

    The Full-time PhD studentship covers a stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£14,553 per annum for 2017/18) and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for three years, depending on satisfactory progress. If a successful candidate is not eligible to pay Home/EU fees, they will need to fund the difference in tuition fees between the prevailing Home/EU and Overseas fees.

    Start Date

    1st October 2017

    Qualification Required

    In order to qualify for this scholarship you will require an undergraduate degree with at least a 2.1, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

    How to Apply

    All applications MUST BE submitted to the HYMS Postgraduate Centre via the online application method: http://www.hyms.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/applying-for-postgraduate-study 

    The deadline for applications is the
    21st of April 2017.

    Please quote HYMS with the scholarship title when applying. In order for the Panel to get a sense of your academic background, commitment and interest, you are required to complete the application form in full and provide a research proposal/outline of academic interest. Research proposals and personal statements may be used in selecting applicants for interview. If you have any queries on how to apply please email postgraduate@hyms.ac.uk.

    Please note that this is a student scholarship.  If you will be employed by HYMS (e.g. on a fixed or short term contract) for the duration of your study, you will not be eligible to receive the student scholarship as a member of HYMS staff.  You should contact Elaine Brookes in Postgraduate Admissions if you still wish to apply to discuss different options.

    Interview Date

    Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be sent details of the date, time and venue via email within a week of the deadline. If you are not invited for the interview, it means that your application has not been successful. Please note that we do not offer feedback to applicants who are not invited to the interview.

    Interview Outcome

    As soon as reasonably practicable after the interviews have taken place HYMS will write to the successful applicant offering him/her the post. Upon receipt of formal written acceptance of the post we will write to notify unsuccessful candidates. Whilst we try to do this in as effective and efficient manner as possible, sometimes the process can take rather longer than is ideal because of the need to recall candidates for a second interview and reconvene interview panels and/or due to routine disruptions caused by leave and other absences. We apologise for any delay and inconvenience caused in these circumstances
  • A computational approach to study the IL-23 / IL-23 receptor axis in intestinal inflammation.

    Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD in Medical Sciences studentship funded by the Hull York Medical School at the University of York. The aim of the project is to employ a systems biology and computational modelling/simulation approach to understand the immunology and the complex biological system of the intestinal tract. Specifically, the successful applicant will use an in silico approach to examine the IL-23 / IL-23 receptor axis in intestinal inflammation with the aim of increasing our understanding of the immunological processes active in the intestinal tract during inflammation.

    For more information, see  https://www.york.ac.uk/cii/news/hyms-funded3-yearphdstudentship/

    The successful applicant will join the Hull York Medical School and the Departments of Biology and Electronic Engineering at the University of York. Computational biology is a rapidly growing area of science, and York has a vibrant computational biology research student body, meaning the successful applicant will benefit from interactions with a wide variety of other research students.

    We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an excellent background (first or high upper second class degree, or master’s degree) in computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related discipline.  Good programming and analytical skills are essential, as is a strong interest in biological problems and biomedical research. Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English, have good documentation skills, and be willing to take initiative. The studentship covers a stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£14,553 per annum for 2017/18) and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. If a successful candidate is not eligible to pay Home/EU fees, they will need to fund the difference in tuition fees between the prevailing Home/EU and Overseas fees.

     Informal enquires can be made directly to Dr Marika Kullberg (marika.kullberg@york.ac.uk) or Prof Jon Timmis (jon.timmis@york.ac.uk).

    Applications must be submitted to the HYMS Postgraduate Centre via the online application method quoting the project title. http://www.hyms.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/applying-for-postgraduate-study and include a CV, two academic references, and a personal statement of your research interests (max 500 words) and why you are suited for this project.  If you have any queries on how to apply please email postgraduate@hyms.ac.uk

    It is anticipated that interviews for the post will be held on Wednesday 12th April 2017.

     Application deadline: 28th March 2017.  Start date: 1st October 2017.