National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI)

British Heart Foundation 4-year MRes/PhD Studentships at Imperial College Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine.

BHF logoApplications are invited for a BHF 4 year MRes/PhD studentship starting in October 2015 at the Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine, Hammersmith Campus. The studentships are funded through a training grant from the BHF on a tax-free bursary starting from £22,278 per annum.  Tuition fees will be paid at the Home/EU rate.

The Cardiovascular Sections of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, have been united in the new state-of-the art Imperial College Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine, where they join collaborators such as the MRC Genetics and Genomics Unit. The present scheme takes advantage of new adjacencies with jointly supervised projects to explore novel areas in cardiovascular and stem cell science.  

We have four BHF MRes/PhD studentships available to commence in October 2015 on the following projects:

1.    Platelet and Leukocyte Priming and its Role in Atherothrombosis: A novel molecular and cellular imaging project. Word Document

2.    Investigation of the cross-talk between cAMP and cGMP signalling pathways in human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and in human failing heart. Word Document

3.    Investigation of the relationship between protein kinase Cε and transcriptional co-regulator RIP140 in endothelial and cardiomyocyte function and cross-talk during inflammation. Word Document

4.    Regulation of endothelial Nitric Oxide by the transcription factor ERG. Word Document

Students will first undertake the MRes in Biomedical Research, a full-time master’s course with supervisors drawn from clinical sciences/biomedical sciences and physical/computational sciences with 2 research projects (one in each of the supervisors’ laboratories) as well as taught classes. Upon successful completion of the MRes year, students will (if suitable) progress to the jointly-supervised 3-year PhD training programme.

Labs photoImperial College London provides excellent opportunities for research student training. All students benefit from a full programme of training in research and transferable skills organised through the Graduate School, the quality of which has been recognised several times at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

How to Apply

Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject from a recognised academic institution. To apply, select a project listed above for more information on the project and application process. Please send your CV, the names and addresses of at least two academic referees, and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words explaining your interest in a cross-disciplinary approach to cardiovascular science relevant to the project, to Dr Gunvanti Goding.

Closing date for all applications: 12 January 2015

Interviews will be held at the end of January 2015

National Heart and Lung Institute Foundation

3 or 4-year MRes/PhD Studentships 2015

Applications are invited for five 4-year MRes/PhD studentships at the National Heart and Lung Institute, funded by the National Heart and Lung Institute Foundation (Charity 1048073) to start in October 2015. The studentships will be funded for 4 years, on a starting bursary of £17,500 per annum and tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. There is no provision for overseas student fees.

FlasksThe NHLI Foundation’s interest is in all aspects of heart, lung and cardiovascular disease and projects offered involve a variety of disciplines including bioengineering, cell biology, chemistry, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physics, physiology and public health.

NHLI Foundation research studentships enable graduates with excellent honours degrees to undertake a three to four year training programme that includes a research project plus training in research methods and transferable key skills.

Students would be expected to register for the MRes in Biomedical Research, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Science stream (yr 1) in the first instance. Successful completion of the MRes degree with Merit is followed by PhD studies (yrs 2-4), on the NHLI Foundation research project of their choice. Applicants with a relevant Masters degree may be exempt from year one of the programme.

NHLI and Imperial College London provide excellent opportunities for postgraduate research student training including research seminars, journal clubs and an exciting collaborative environment. All students will belong to the Graduate School which provides a comprehensive Transferable Skills Programme and has received the Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support for Early Careers Researchers in 2006 and 2008.

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Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class honours degree or UK equivalent in an appropriate subject from a recognised academic institution. To apply please send a CV with your grades clearly listed, a one page personal statement, and the names and addresses of at least two academic referees to Mr Tony Umelo on t.umelo@imperial.ac.uk. Please note that candidates must fulfil College admissions criteria.

Application deadline: 4 February 2015, 10am.

Interviews will be held on 25 February 2015

Website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. NHLI is also an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner and Imperial a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Direct Whole Genome Sequencing of Legionella” - National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Respiratory Infections at Imperial College London

3yr PhD NHLI Funded studentship commencing in April 2015

 

Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or a related discipline, for a 3 year PhD studentship to investigate Direct Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) of Legionella.

The project will be supported by the NIHR HPRU in Respiratory Infections at Imperial College London.  Our mission is to support Public Health England (PHE) by creating a centre-of-excellence to design, conduct and share internationally-leading multi-disciplinary research aimed at protecting and improving the public’s health.

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The genus Legionella is a pathogenic group of Gram-negative bacteria that includes the species L. pneumophila, which causes Legionnaires' disease. The project will utilise cutting-edge approaches to evaluate WGS as an accurate tool for the identification and diagnosis of Legionella in clinical and environmental samples.  The project will aim to give increased discrimination for identifying respiratory pathogens, yield data on infections due to mixed types of Legionella, and detect other hard-to-culture pathogens in Legionella negative patients.  The outcome of this research will inform public health services and policy the UK.

The studentship will be funded for 3 years with a tax free bursary of £17,500 per annum. Tuition fees at the Home/EU rate will also be paid.

The student will primarily work within the group of Professor William Cookson and Professor Miriam Moffatt based in the Genomic Medicine Section of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.  The project will be co-supervised by Dr Vicki Chalker in the Respiratory and Vaccine Preventable Bacteria Reference Unit at PHE and some work will also be carried out at PHE Colindale. 

The NIHR HPRU in Respiratory Infections is hosted by the National Heart and Lung Institute  and provides an exciting environment, with state of the art facilities and excellent opportunities for PhD student training including research seminars, journal clubs and provides extensive collaborative opportunities with our research partners.

 All students will belong to Imperial’s Graduate School which provides a comprehensive Professional Skills Programme and has received the Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support for Early Careers Researchers in 2006 and 2008.

How to Apply

Lab two girlsApplicants must hold, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class undergraduate degree or UK equivalent, along with a Masters, both in an appropriate subject from a recognised academic institution.  To apply please send a CV, a one page personal statement, and the names and addresses of at least two academic referees to Melanie Rees-Roberts by email on melanie.rees-roberts@imperial.ac.uk.    

Please note that candidates must fulfil College admissions criteria.

Application deadline: 6 March 2015, 12pm

Website: http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/hprurespiratoryinfections/

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity.
We are also an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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