Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Centrosome Biology

University of Galway

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Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Centrosome Biology


University of Galway

Job description

Job Information Organisation/CompanyUniversity of Galway Research FieldBiological sciences » Biology Researcher ProfileFirst Stage Researcher (R1) CountryIreland Application Deadline3 May 2024 – 17:00 (Europe/Dublin) Type of ContractNot Applicable Job StatusOther Hours Per Week39 hr/week Offer Starting Date1 Jun 2024 Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?H2020 Reference NumberPHD GSO 011-24 Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?NoOffer DescriptionApplications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4-year, full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting in June-October 2024 affiliated to the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the University of Galway.University of GalwayLocated in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching andFor information on moving to Ireland please seeDetailed Project DescriptionCentrosomes are the principal microtubule organising centres in animal somatic cells. They assemble the poles of the mitotic spindle, regulate cell polarity and movement, and form the base of primary cilia. Changes in the number of centrosomes and in centrosome stability are frequently seen in cancer or in senescent cells. Such changes can cause significant problems in mitosis and cause cell death or aneuploidy. This PhD project will explore how key centrosome structures are assembled and the molecular details of how they function after DNA damage and replicative senescence. Centrosomes are composed of one or two microtubule-based centrioles within a cloud of pericentriolar material. We will use reverse genetics and expansion microscopy to explore how key centriolar protein complexes ensure centriolar integrity and cohesion during the cell cycle and after genotoxic stress or cellular senescence.Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 per annum, [tax-exempt scholarship award]University fees: Covered by scholarshipStart date: June – October 2024 (negotiable)Academic Entry Requirements: B.Sc. (Honours) and/ or M.Sc. in molecular/ cell biology or biochemistry or a cognate discipline, awarded within the last 5 years.To Apply for the Scholarship: Candidates should email a covering letter and a CV in a single PDF attachment to Professor Ciaran Morrison ( ). Candidates should outline their motivation for this position and relevant technical experience in their covering letter. Three referees should be provided. Reprints of papers or copies of degree certificates should not be included in the application. Please put reference University of Galway 106-PhD1 in the subject line of the e-mail application.Primary Supervisor name: Professor Ciaran MorrisonContact Email:Application Deadline: Friday May 3, 2024at 17:00 (Irish time)RequirementsResearch Field Biological sciences » Biology Education Level UndergraduateAdditional InformationWork Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute University of Galway Country Ireland State/Province Galway City Galway Postal Code H91 TK33 Street University Road GeofieldWhere to apply E-mail[email protected]Contact State/ProvinceIreland CityGalway WebsiteStreetUniversity Road Postal CodeH91 TK33 E-Mail[email protected]STATUS: EXPIRED

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€22000 per year



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Sat, 13 Apr 2024 03:55:40 GMT

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