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Swansea University invites applications for a Fully Funded Health Care Research Wales (HCRW) PhD Scholarship (Microbiology): Identifying host and bacterial biomarkers to predict sepsis.

Subject areas: Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Sepsis

Start date: October 2018

About the position:

  • The student will join the MID group whose focus is on the infection biology of Staphylococcus, coli and Campylobacter species.
  • The group is jointly led by Professor Tom Humphrey and Associate Professor Tom Wilkinson and is currently and /or previously funded by the MRC, BBSRC, Pfizer, The Dunhill Medical Trust, Life Sciences Research Network Wales and internal grants at Swansea University and the Medical School.
  • The group has two lecturers, Dr Llinos Harris and Dr Rowena Jenkins whose interests are in medical device infections and the antimicrobial activities of honey respectively.


  • Applicant must hold a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Biology, Immunology, Medical, Biosciences, Biochemistry or Genetics.
  • Background in cell culture, bacterial genomics and molecular biology will be very useful.
  • Applicant is expected to fulfill the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application.
  • Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to UK/EU candidates only.


  • This scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees
  • An annual stipend of £14,777
  • funds available for travel

How to Apply

  • Apply by sending complete documents to Dr Tom Wilkinson (t.s.wilkinson@swansea.ac.uk):
  • Medical School PGR Scholarship Application ‌
  • CV
  • Covering letter
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Swansea University
Country UK
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Microbiology, Biology, Immunology, Medical, Biosciences, Biochemistry or Genetics
Fellowship amount £14,777 per annum
Eligibility Open to EU/UK students
Deadline 31 August 2018

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