aetiology | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

International PhD Scholarship in the School of Psychology at University of Central Lancashire, UK

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Psychology. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years.
Experiences of ‘honour’ related violence (HRV) have been wholly overlooked in terms of psychological research. Significantly, not one empirically-based psychosocial source can be located to inform on the aetiology, nature, or impact of HRV, either for victims or perpetrators. Thus, this specific form of domestic and child abuse remains largely invisible in terms of systematic psychological research and no validated evidence currently exists to inform practice or policy in the UK.
The proposed project will apply psychological theories and research to explore the extent and severity of threats and violence used against and by British-born South Asian males and females residing in the UK, in the name of ‘honour’. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques of data collection will be employed. Applicants should have, or expect to receive a qualification equivalent to a high class UK honours degree.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011

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PhD Student for Molecular Carcinogenesis, Netherlands: Biomedical Sciences

Recurring chromosomal abnormalities have been identified in a variety of cancers, but are most frequently associated with haematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). These cytogenetic changes often cause gene fusions leading to expression of chimeric oncofusion proteins. In this project you will focus on unravelling the role of these oncofusion proteins in carcinogenesis. Your aim will be to identify the binding regions, the transcriptional consequences and epigenetic features associated with oncofusion protein expression. You will use next-generation sequencing to identify oncofusion protein target sites, which then will be further characterized, structurally as well as functionally, in relation to the aetiology of acute myeloid leukemia.

You should have:
• an MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences/Biology/Molecular Life Sciences/Bioinformatics;
• experience in Molecular and Cell Biology and/or Bioinformatics;
• a strong affinity for fundamental research related to human disease;
• a well-structured working style;
• well-developed social and communication skills.

Conditions of employment
Employment: 1,0 fte
Maximum salary per month, based on a fulltime employment: € 2,612 gross/month
The starting salary is € 2,042 per month and will increase to € 2,612 per month in the fourth year. PhD scale.
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Scholarship Application Deadline: 14 January 2011
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