PhD Studentship Bbsrc Icase Student in Respiratory Immunology

University of Southampton, UK is inviting applicants to apply for a PhD position in immunology. Potential candidates should apply before July 12, 2019.

Other members of the supervisory team:Dr C. Mirella Spalluto, Prof Tom Wilkinson

We have the opportunity for a PhD student to join the Pulmonary Immunology Group under the supervision of Dr Karl Staples,

Dr C. Mirella Spalluto and Prof Tom Wilkinson. This group has a long-standing interest in the immunology of the respiratory tract with a specific focus on the response of the human lung to bacterial and viral infections.

The aim of this BBSRC iCASE studentship is to gain a better understanding of lung mucosal immunity, to elucidate how systemic immunity could be predictive of lung immunity, and scrutinize the mucosal compartment for immune responses to bacterial infections. As this is an iCASE award, in addition to work in Southampton, this research will be complemented by a period of research at the GlaxoSmithKline campus in Siena, Italy.

Funding information:

Only UK/EU students are eligible to apply. Subject to eligibility, the studentship will be paid in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) recommended maintenance stipend plus UK fees.

Please complete the University’s online application form, which you can find at

You should enter Dr Karl Staples as your proposed supervisor. To support your application provide an academic CV (including contact details of two referees), official academic transcripts and a personal statement (outlining your suitability for the studentship, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date).

Informal enquiries relating to the project or candidate suitability should be directed to Dr Staples (

Deadline: July 12, 2019
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