PhD Studentship

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND

The Peterborough Burns Unit Appeal Fund-Supported Research: Development of novel anti-fibrotic medicines through phenotypic screening to prevent scar formation.

Scarring following burn injury and its accompanying aesthetic and functional sequel can greatly impact patients' quality of life related to appearance, pain, pruritus and even loss of function of the injured body region. There is a clear unmet need to find novel targets and therapeutic agents for the prevention of scarring after burns. Since fibrosis is the key pathology in scar formation and contraction of the scar tissue, this PhD project will focus on discovery and development of novel anti-fibrotic drugs using novel phenotypic screening assays. The project will employ various techniques including primary cell culture, PCR, Western blotting, compound screening and immunocytochemistry in our state-of-the art cellular and molecular biology laboratory at Chelmsford Campus.

Applications are invited from self-motivated UK/EU candidates with at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or related subject. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Selim Cellek ( ).

The three year funding is for a full time PhD student starting September 2017 to cover tax free stipend (£15,000 per year), university fees and consumables.

Please apply with a CV and cover letter to

The Faculty of Medical Science is Anglia Ruskin University’s newest Faculty developed to meet both pressing and future healthcare needs and challenges. Working with over 20 healthcare partners, including the major providers of clinical care across the East of England, you'll find we're a world-class place of learning and research. Through collaborative research and learning, we advance clinical and professional practice in health and social care and champion innovation. Projects and programmes cover the entire care pathway, from ill-health prevention to primary care, mental health and community services to acute hospital and specialist tertiary care.

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