Funding: Fully funded (UK/EU/International students)

Project code: PHBM4821020

Department: School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Start dates: October 2020

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Applications are invited for a fully funded 3-year PhD to commence in October 2020.

The Project

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Professor Darek Gorecki and Professor Chris Luca.

This PhD studentship is one of six PhD studentships funded by the University of Portsmouth in the area of biomaterials and bioengineering. These studentships will support the University’s strategic plan engaging with clinicians working in Portsmouth Hospital Trust to solve real-life medical problems. The successful applicants would be part of a cross-faculty research cluster in medical technologies.

This programme of research involves several Schools based in the Faculty of Science and Health and the Faculty of Technology. The vision of the cluster is to train a cohort of PhD students who contribute to the academic environment, some of whom would be expected to develop academic careers in this expanding area whilst others would be employed in the growing international medical technologies industry. Training would be enhanced by extended visits to other institutions involved in similar research and by visits to hospitals to meet with clinicians involved in the research projects

The scholarship covers tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £15,009 (UKRI 2019/20 rate) for three years. Scholarship recipients will also receive up to £3,000 for research project costs/consumables during the duration of the programme.

The work on this project will offer a broad-spectrum training including:

  • Molecular and functional analyses of bacterial flora
  • Analyses of purinoceptors (ATP receptors)
  • Dental techniques

Entry requirements

General admissions criteria

You will need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (minimum upper second class or equivalent, depending on your chosen course) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or Qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0

Specific candidate requirements

You would have studied one of the following subjects: microbiology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or a related area and you would be keen to learn new things.

Find out more about the project, the Supervisors and how to apply

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

Fully funded PhD Project (UK/EU/International students)

Application Deadline:

23 February 2020

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