We are looking for 2 highly motivated candidates to join us to undertake a PhD within the (iPlacenta) project, coordinated by University of Dundee.
iPLACENTA aims to improve our ability to study, model and visualise the placenta to enhance investigation and prognosis of complicated pregnancies. This Horizon 2020 European training network spans 11 academic, industrial and clinical institutes.
We will provide you with a 36-month multi-disciplinary PhD training programme in cutting-edge translational techniques alongside topics such as OpenScience, entrepreneurship and business skills.
Supervisor: Dr Colin Murdoch, (Webpage: http://medicine.dundee.ac.uk/staff-member/dr-colin-e-murdoch)
Salary: Approximate monthly salary before any deductions living Allowance, €3110/month; plus mobility and family allowance if applicable, the exact salary will be calculated in GBP’s.
Location: Although based at Ninewells, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals, you will also experience short term secondments in collaborative laboratories within network.
The University of Dundee will host two projects:
ESR4: Design and generation of in vitro models of diseased placenta, using Molecular and cellular techniques to carry out gene editing, cell isolation and stem cell research.
ESR10: Development of laser imaging for assessment of placenta perfusion and endothelial function in murine pregnancy models. A supervisory team that has expertise with in vivo pre-clinical surgery (Murdoch), use of laser technology for microvascular function assessment (Prof Khan) and development of clinical medical device technology (Moor Instruments). We are looking for a postgraduate student who is keen to develop themselves as a truly interdisciplinary scientist as "problem oriented engineer” alternatively as a "solution oriented biologist".
Application information can be sourced at www.iplacenta.eu
Each applicant must fulfill the following criteria at the time of recruitment