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PhD Studentship in Host-Pathogen Interactions group led by Prof Rachel McLoughlin at Trinity College Dublin


An exciting opportunity to pursue a fully funded PhD studentship within the Host-Pathogen Interactions research group led by Prof Rachel McLoughlin at the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. The successful candidate will work on a Wellcome funded project investigating how the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus manipulates neutrophils to promote infection.

Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post

This project will utilise state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo approaches to identify the molecular pathways that facilitate S. aureus survival in neutrophils which in turn results in bacterial dissemination from the bloodstream during infection. Specifically, the project will address how the bacterium manipulates neutrophil metabolism to facilitate intracellular survival within these cells. The successful candidate will gain experience in a wide array of techniques including but not limited to; infection-based assays,

To apply:

Please submit a covering letter and CV (include the names and contact details of 2 referees) to:

Further information:

Deadline: 1May 30th 2024, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

More details on the role can be found in the document below:

Host-Pathogen Interactions PhD 2024
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