Applicant specifications: Candidates should hold, or expect to obtain, a first class or upper second class honours BSc and/or MSc degree in a relevant biology-based subject and have a keen interest in pursuing pre-clinical research into tendon repair. Experience in one or more of the following would be advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be provided: cell culture techniques; biomaterials fabrication; protein extraction and purification; collagen analysis; immunohistochemistry; Western immunoblotting; RT-qPCR; in vivo models.
Start date: July 2011 or soon after that.
Full fees in addition to a stipend of ~12,000 euros per annum will be provided.
To apply: Applicants are requested to submit:
- A covering letter explaining why you wish to pursue a PhD and why you are specifically interested in this project;
- Full curriculum vitae including detailed University exam grades; and
- Contact details of three referees, as e-mail attachments (Word or PDF format only) to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number “NFB – 03-11”.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 p.m. Friday 10th of June 2011.