Neuro-Immune Interactions in Health and Disease
King's College London invites you to apply to a ground-breaking new PhD Programme providing interdisciplinary 4-year doctoral training in neuro-immune interactions in a supportive and diverse environment. Cross-talk between the nervous and immune systems is critical for survival, and disrupted neuro-immune communication is observed in many debilitating conditions, including chronic inflammatory, neuro-degenerative and psychiatric diseases. To better understand these conditions, we urgently need a new generation of researchers that are trained to work across fields, using state-of-the-art technologies, cutting-edge science and supervision methods.
• 6 fully-funded studentships open to UK/EU and international candidates which include a stipend, university tuition fees, research costs, and funds for travel, training and career transitions.
• World-class scientific training, provided in a flexible, student-led fashion, by interdisciplinary co-supervisor teams.
• Individualised training and support (including financial) following the PhD to help you transition out of the programme into your chosen career – be it inside or outside of academia.
• An inclusive training environment: the management team and supervisor pool are diverse and open, and in particular applications are welcome from communities that are currently under-represented in academia (including but not limited to those from a BAME background).
Two pathways are available through this course, depending on your background, preference and consultation with the programme directors:
• 1+3, with three laboratory rotations culminating in an MRes in year 1, followed by a 3-year PhD.
• 0+4, consisting of a 4-year PhD with compulsory training elements in year one.
On either pathway, you will attend 2 bespoke neuro-immune courses, 6 compulsory core research skills and ethics workshops, a weekly journal club, and individualised research and skills training to enhance either your “neuro” or “immune”knowledge,as required.