Fully funded PhD Studentship at Teeside University

As part of ongoing investment into areas of research strength, Teesside University is pleased to offer a number of fully-funded PhD studentships to exceptional doctoral candidates to commence in October 2020.

The School of Health and Life Sciences invites applications for fully-funded full-time PhD studentship in the following research area:

360° Characterisation of the lipid transport machinery operating at the host-pathogen interface of the apicomplexan parasites

This project is a consortium collaboration spanning Teesside University (PI: Dr John Mina, Chemical Biology and Co-I: Prof James Scrivens, Mass Spectrometry) and Durham University (Co-I: Dr Paul Denny, Parasitology). The PhD candidate will be based at the National Horizons Centre, a centre of excellence facility for biosciences fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, e.g. a Raman microscope and Flow Cytometery Cell Sorter, and hosts one of Waters supported bioanalytical suites which includes a cyclic ion mobility separation mass spectrometer. The project will apply cutting-edge techniques (chemical parasitology and mass spectrometry-based ‘omics) to identify and characterise the lipid transport machinery in the intracellular apicomplexan parasites, Toxoplasma gondii (primary objective) and Sarcocystis neurona (secondary objective).

For further details and to apply, please use this link. Deadline for applications is 14 April 2020.