PhD project: Functional investigation of a potential novel drug target for progressive lung fibrosis

Where: Department of Respiratory Sciences, University of Leicester, UK

With: Dr Katy Roach, Prof. Louise Wain, Dr Richard Allen

How long for: 3.5 years


  • Tuition fees at UK rate 

  • Stipend at UKRI rates (currently £15,609. 2022 rates to be confirmed)

  • Access to a Research Training Support Grant of up to £1,500 pa for 3 years

Deadline for application: 11th March 2022

Start date: 26th September 2022

How to apply: Look for Project Ref "RI-LPMI-Roach" here for more information

Details: Interdisciplinary project providing training and expertise in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, cellular and molecular biology. Supervisory team comprising Leicester’s ‘rising star’ ECRs (Roach and Allen) with complementary expertise in  genomic epidemiology and human lung models of fibrosis.

Research Technician: Respiratory Research Laboratory, University of Dundee

Where: Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Medical School, University of Dundee, UK

With: Prof. James Chalmers

How long for: Full-time, 2 years


  • Grade 5 salary (£22,847-£26,341)

  • 34 days annual leave per year

  • Access to personal and professional development courses and training opportunities

Deadline for application: 10th March

Start date: Negotiable (ASAP)

How to apply: click here 

Details: The group studies a range of lung infections including COPD, bronchiectasis and COVID-19. You will be expected to provide high quality technical assistance to Professor Chalmers and the other members of the research team. Core tasks may include processing biological samples, ELISA, isolation of immune cells, DNA extractions, PCR, flow cytometry and other techniques as required by the project. Full training for all techniques will be provided if required.