Two fully-funded 3-year PhD studentships are available (starting from October 2016) to study signalling processes in unicellular algae.
PhD position 1. Cell signalling in marine phytoplankton in response to environmental stimuli
This project will study both laboratory cultures and natural populations to understand how marine phytoplankton are able to respond to the many abiotic and biotic stimuli in their environment. You will join a dynamic team of molecular and cellular biologists and will receive full training in a wide range of cell physiology techniques. You will be registered for a PhD in the Institute for Life Sciences, University of Southampton.
PhD position 2. The molecular mechanisms of signal transduction in unicellular algae.
This project will study the nature of Ca2+-dependent signalling mechanisms in unicellular algae, using the green alga Chlamydomonas and the diatom Phaeodactylum as model systems. You will use live cell imaging and functional genomics approaches, including the use of mutants and genome editing techniques and there will be opportunities for collaboration both within the UK and internationally with co-workers at the University of North Carolina, USA.
Applicants for the PDRA and PhD positions should send a specific cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae describing research achievements and experience, along with the names and contact details of two referees to:
PA to the Director (Cynthia Carpenter), Marine Biological Association of the UK, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth PL1 2PB, UK. Email applications (marked CB/ERC) may be sent to email@example.com.
Closing date 30 June 2016