PhD Studentship in Biotechnology of Secondary Metabolism

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School of Biological Science, University of Bristol , BBSRC industrial CASE PhD studentship with GlaxoSmithKline Supervisors: Dr A Bailey and Prof G Foster (University of Bristol), Dr D Spence and K O'Dwyer (GlaxoSmithKline)

The Project: The successful candidate will join a team based at the University of Bristol supervised jointly by Dr Andy Bailey and Prof Gary Foster, and will be co-supervised by Dave Spence (GSK-Ulverston) and Karen O'Dwyer (GSK-Philadelphia).

Techniques used in this project will include: cDNA library construction, EST analysis and microarray investigations, along with transformation of the fungus, optimisation of growth conditions and assessment of product titre.

This provides an excellent opportunity to join an internationally respected laboratory on an exciting project, working in close collaboration with a major industrial partner.

Candidates: The project will suit a candidate with interests in microbial molecular biology or biotechnology, particularly in the area of natural product production.

Whilst mainly based at Bristol, candidates will be expected to undertake a period of research at an appropriate GSK site.

In addition to the normal BBSRC stipend, the student will receive a CASE award enhancement from GSK giving a total stipend of £14,800 p.a.

A First Class, or 2.1, Honours degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or a related subject is required.

For more details and general enquiries please contact Dr Andy Bailey (Andy.Bailey [at]

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