March 6, 2011

PhD Studentship in the Department of Medicine at University of Cambridge

PhD Studentship in Basic Molecular and Structural Biology of Virus Assembly

Course(s) Offered: Medical science
Provider: Medical Research Council
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The University of Cambridge announce PhD Studentship in Basic Molecular and Structural Biology of Virus Assembly, in particular the RNA and RNA/Protein Interactions involved in Capturing and Packaging The Viral Genome.

This is a three year PhD studentship funded by the Medical Research Council and available in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. It is to commence in October 2011.

Eligibility
The successful applicant will join the research group of Professor Andrew Lever who studies basic molecular and structural biology of virus assembly, in particular the RNA and RNA/protein interactions involved in capturing and packaging the viral genome.

The work will concern HIV the causative agent of AIDS.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge; UK

Fields of study
Doctoral level study in the medical sciences.

Basic molecular and structural biology of virus assembly, in particular the RNA and RNA/protein interactions involved in capturing and packaging the viral genome

Number of award
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
A three year PhD studentship

Scholarship benefits
Inquire from the sponsor / provider

Method of Application
To apply, visit the official website to download the Application Form. You must fully fill in the form and submit it in a timely manner. See the application deadline dates below.

DEADLINES:
All applications must be submitted on or before 15th March 2011

PLEASE NOTE:
The University of Cambridge (abbreviated as Cantab in post-nominal letters; also known as Cambridge University) is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university.

It grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two ancient universities share many common features and are often jointly referred to as "Oxbridge".

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly funded government agency responsible for co-ordinating and funding medical research in the United Kingdom. It is one of seven Research Councils in the UK and is answerable to, although politically independent from, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The MRC focuses on high-impact research and has provided the financial support and scientific expertise behind a number of medical breakthroughs, including the development of penicillin and the discovery of the structure of DNA. Research funded by the MRC has produced 30 Nobel Prize winners to date.

Application Deadline: 15 March 2011
Open to International Students: Yes

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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