Research Fellowship in Imaging of Neutrophils and Platelets in School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine College of Medical and Dental Sciences at University of Birmingham, UK 2011
Study Subject(s):Imaging of Neutrophils and Platelets
Scholarship Provider: British Heart Foundation New Horizons
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
· First degree in a life science subject
· PhD (or equivalent) in biomedical science
· Basic Background in working with vascular cells and imaging Experience in collaborative studies between basic scientists and chemists.
·He/she must have excellent academic qualifications, strong initiative and good teamwork skills. Previous experience of working as part of a collaborative team is desirable
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: We seek to appoint two highly motivated individuals for three years to a British Heart Foundation New Horizons grant to develop new methods to investigate dynamic imaging of adhesion, spreading and migration in megakaryocytes/platelets and neutrophils. Both individuals will move freely between the groups of the five PIs in this application but it is anticipated that at least one of the two positions will be based in the groups of Profs Steve Watson, Dr Steve Thomas and Gerard Nash in the Institute of Biomedical Research (IBR), College of Medical and Dental Sciences (CMDS) and have some experience in working with haematopoietic cells.The focus of PSIBS research is on the development of imaging techniques and the computational analysis of image data to enable and support future breakthroughs in biology and biomedicine. Prof Hannon is the Director of PSIBS. The main purpose of the two positions will be to contribute to ongoing research design and outputs with respect to imaging of integrin activation and trafficking during adhesion and spreading of megakaryocytes, platelets and neutrophils. This position will have a strong background in cell biology and in the development and application of imaging modalities, preferably with knowledge of TIRF microscopy and FRET based techniques, in the study of haematopoietic cells. The candidate should have a PhD or post-doctoral experience that addresses these or similar issues. He/she must have excellent academic qualifications, strong initiative and good teamwork skills. Previous experience of working as part of a collaborative team is desirable.
How to Apply: Email, Post
Scholarship Application Deadline: 18 November 2011