Cell Fate following DNA Damage

A part-funded PhD studentship opportunity, that is without stipend support, located in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at UWE Bristol.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 October 2018.

About the studentship

Graduates are invited to apply for this PhD opportunity, which will be based within the University’s Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB), in the field of genotoxicology, which aims to assess cellular fate following DNA damage.

For further details, and an informal discussion about the studentship, please contact Dr. Adam D. Thomas adam7.thomas@uwe.ac.uk.

Funding details

The studentship will start on 1 January 2019, subject to satisfactory progress, for three years.

The studentship will only fund tuition fees at Home/EU rates.

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for a self-motivated researcher with strong organisational and technical skills to address the overall aims of the project in an innovative manner.
The student would be expected to provide their own living costs, as there is not a stipend attached to this opportunity.

Essential criteria:

  • A good honours degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Experience in the techniques used for the assessment of DNA damage
  • Demonstrable practical laboratory skills (including mammalian cell culture and drug treatment)
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable criteria:

  • Evidence of further study at Masters level or equivalent
  • To have recently undertaken a relevant research project within the field of genotoxicology at UG or PG level.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please contact Dr. Adam D. Thomas adam7.thomas@uwe.ac.uk.

Download and complete the Graduate School studentship application form and send it directly to the UWE Bristol Graduate School. Please ensure you include the title of the research project you propose to undertake, and detail why you are interested in undertaking this PhD project and what relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring to the research. Please see the Graduate School studentship application guidance notes for further information about how to complete the application form.

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form and complete the first section of the Graduate School application reference sheet before sending to your nominated referees.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Further information

Interviews are planned to take place on 16 November 2018. If you have not heard from us by 19 November 2018, we thank you for your application, but do not wish to pursue it on this occasion.

The start date of this PhD studentship is 1 January 2019.

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