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If you wish to apply to the DTP via Oxford Brookes University please complete the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences PhD Research Studentship Application Form .
Application and CV must be emailed to the addresses shown on the application form.
The Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme is a 4-year DPhil*/PhD programme that aims to equip a new generation of researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the most important challenges in bioscience research.
We provide an innovative, individually-tailored training programme that includes taught courses in interdisciplinary skills and the opportunity for students to undertake two exploratory research projects with prospective supervisors in their first year before choosing their main 3-year research project. Students also undertake a 12-week professional internship to gain direct experience of the areas of work into which they can apply their skills.
Oxford Brookes University is offering a place on the BBSRC funded DTP within the Department of Biological & Medical Sciences in the areas of plant cell biology, virology, insect and spider development, mammalian cell biology, molecular biology, metabolic modelling/systems biology, parasitology and bioimaging. The successful candidate will enjoy access to our state of the art facilities, including newly refurbished laboratories and bioimaging suite.
In addition to their choice of PhD project at Oxford Brookes University, the student will be able to undertake their exploratory research projects at any of the seven world-class research institutions that make up the DTP:
The programme is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) with additional support from within the Partnership. Please see below for potential supervisors and instructions on how to apply.
We have many projects available which can be taken as a short term (3-month) rotation or a full PhD project. The following supervisors are offering exciting projects; for further information click on the link to visit their lab website.
Alison Forhead - Endocrine regulation during fetal growth
Alistair McGregor - Evolution of animal development and morphology
Andy Jones - Functional studies of insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Barbara Jennings - Investigating the mechanism of Groucho-mediated repression
Casper Breuker - Butterfly Ecological Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Maria Santos-Nunes - Phenotypic evolution and adaptation
Dave Carter - Extracellular Vesicle biology
David Meredith - Membrane Transporter function
Dianne Newbury - The Genetics of Language Disorders
Hee-Jeon Hong - Microbial genetics and antibiotic resistance
Isabel Bermudez - Molecular Neuropharmacology
Jack Sunter - Understanding cell morphogenesis in Leishmania
Jon Lees - Deep Learning for protein function prediction
Jordi Solana - The use of single-cell RNA-seq to identify stem cells
Katja Graumann - Nuclear envelope in plants
Linda King - Molecular Virology
Maike Kittelmann - Synapse formation in neurons
Mark Poolman - Cell systems modelling
Ravinder Kanda - The Role of Endogenous Retroviruses in Immunity
Ryan Pink - Cell signalling
Saad Arif - Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
Sue Vaughan - Cell Biology of Trypanosomes
Verena Kriechbaumer - Endoplasmic reticulum structure and function
Deadline for receipt of applications is for first round is 12 noon on 25 January 2019.
Eligibility criteria: Only open to UK applicants (who must be resident in UK)
Start date: September/October 2019
The Bursary for academic year 2019/20 is approximately £14,777.
Applicants require a good Honours degree level equivalent to a UK degree BSc (minimum 2.1 or higher).
Any queries please contact: Prof David Carter: firstname.lastname@example.org