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PhD studentship in Immunology - Biomaterial-located Therapeutics for in Vivo Induction of Tolerogeni:

Job description:

Qualification Type: PhD
Job location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £15,009
Hours: Full Time

Published in: 8th November 2019
Closing date: 11th December 2019
Listing reference: TC001


Value of award
Support includes an annual stipend at RCUK rate for 4 years (amount for 2019/20 was £15,009), PhD registration fees at UK/EU student rate, research expenses and travel costs.
Number of awards: 1
Start date and duration
1 October 2020 for 4 years.
Application closing date
Wednesday 11 December 2019.
This project aims to develop novel immunotherapeutics for the restoration of immune tolerance in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The objective is to design and test an injectable therapeutic biomaterial (coined BioTol) that will induce the generation of tolerogenic dendritic cellsin vivo. You will work in a multidisciplinary team located at the Universities of Newcastle and Glasgow, comprising immunologists with skills in therapeutic immunomodulation, and a biomaterial engineer specialized in building novel and intelligent biomaterials forin vivoapplication.
You will spend the first 2 years of the project at Newcastle University, where BioTol engineering andin vitrotesting will take place, before moving to the University of Glasgow where BioTol will be tested in an in vivo arthritis model.
You will be part ofThe Research into Inflammatory Arthritis Centre Versus Arthritis(RACE) is a collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Oxford, with funding and support from Versus Arthritis. The programme capitalises on the skills of the contributing academic institutions, and offers an outstanding opportunity for students to undertake excellent project-located research training within world-class research environments.
The Research into Inflammatory Arthritis Centre Versus Arthritis (RACE)
Name of manager(s)
Dr. Catharien Hilkens, Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University
Dr. Katarina Novakovic, School of Engineering, Newcastle University
Professor James Brewer and Professor Paul Garside, University of Glasgow
Eligibility Criteria
candidates must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent, in a biological or related subject.A Masters (MRes or MSci) qualification may be advantageous.
The award is available to UK/EU candidates only .
How to apply
You must apply through the University's online postgraduate application system by creating an account. To do this please select ?How to Apply' and choose the ?Apply now' button.
Select ?Create new account'.
Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information:
   » Insert the programme code 8300F in the programme of study section
   » Select ? PhD in the Faculty of Medical Sciences' as the programme of study
   » Insert the studentship code TC001 in the studentship/partnership reference field
   » Attach a covering letter andCV . The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the studentship reference code TC001 and state how your interests and practice relate to the project
   » Attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.
Please also send a Cover letter and CV
Informal enquiries about the studentship may be directed


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