New Ker Memorial PhD Studentship available at the University of Edinburgh for 2017
The Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Ker Memorial PhD Studentship in infectious disease research is available at the University of Edinburgh in 2017.
Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is the network of researchers across the city of Edinburgh with an interest in infectious disease. It includes basic scientists, clinicians, veterinarians, and social scientists and provides a vibrant environment for exciting collaborative research.
As part of our development of ground-breaking multidisciplinary research in infectious diseases, the new Ker Memorial Studentship will be held jointly in the School of Biological Sciences and the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences. It offers the successful student the opportunity to undertake world class research, alongside invaluable career development training in teaching.
The Studentship is funded for UK/EU students for four years, covering fees and a stipend of ~£14K per annum, which is partly funded by a generous gift by Miss Aileen Ker, in memory of her father and grandfather who were infectious disease physicians in Edinburgh in the early 20th century.
Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Friday 3 February 2017; candidates selected for interveiw will be informed by Friday 20 January 2017.
There are six projects available to the successful student. Candidates should contact supervisors to discuss projects prior to making an application. Please note only one Studentship will be awarded.
Project title: Coinfection Dynamics in African Children
Project title: Development of a data-science driven technology to identify synergistic inhibitors of viral replication
Project title: How can real-time sequencing of viral genomes help inform epidemiology and public health of acute viral epidemics?
Project title: Metabolite mediated control of Drug Resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae
Supervisors: Dr. Thamarai Schneiders (Email address: Thamarai.Schneiders@ed.ac.uk; Deanery of Biomedical Sciences) and Dr. Teuta Pilizota (Email address: email@example.com; School of Biological Sciences)
Project title: Ovotransferrin family proteins – nature’s defence factors as new antimicrobial substances for animal health and food security
Project title: Vesicle fusion proteins in herpesvirus egress through the nuclear envelope as potential therapeutic targets
Career development in teaching
In addition to giving the student an outstanding resarch training, The Ker Memorial Studentship has been designed to also provide the successful candidate with career development training in teaching.
The student will contribute 180 h teaching per academic session for the first three years of their study. This will be combined with associated tasks such as marking or demonstrating, e-tutoring or group facilitation, perhaps with some lecturing or course development experience towards the end of their studies.
This training will be structured in the same way as the University of Edinburgh Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships.
Flexible start date
The projects offered for this studentship are available from spring 2017. However the start date is flexible and students can begin their studies up until 1 October 2017.
The closing date for applications is Friday 16 December at 12 noon.
The Studentship will be administered by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases. For further information contact the Executive Manager Hilary Snaith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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