The University of Southampton PhD scholarship in Biomedical Sciences is specifically intended to support international students to undertake a research higher degree for the academic session 2021-2022.
The successful candidate will join a collaborative team of researchers with a strong international reputation in metabolomics, nutrition, and global health. As part of this project, the student will be trained in analytical chemistry (mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy), gastrointestinal microbiology, and bioinformatics.
|Scholarship Sponsor||University of Southampton|
|Scholarships level||PhD studentship|
|Award Amount||£15,609.00 plus fees|
|Fellowship Period||Three years|
|Study area||Human Development, Biomedical Sciences|
|Opening date||Open Date|
|Closing date||March 24, 2021|
The additive effects of nutritional deficiencies and enteric infections in early life have a substantial impact on the developing biological system of infants. Such alterations induced by these insults have long-lasting consequences for the physiological, immunological and neurobehavioural status of the individuals.
This project will use metabolomics/metabolic phenotyping to broadly characterise the biochemical modulations in infants resulting from undernutrition and infection with various pathogens. We will explore this in low-middle income countries by analysing samples collected from infants across a variety of locations, as well as analysing our existing comprehensive datasets. Also, we will examine the role of the intestinal microbiota in mediating such effects and the potential for interventions (nutritional, behavioural, antimicrobial) to reduce the immediate and long-term consequences of these pressures.
The deadline for applications is March 14, 2021
This research group sits within the School of Human Development and Health, which is recognised as a world leader in the field of human development. The successful candidate should have experience in one or more of the following areas, analytical chemistry, infectious diseases, global health, bioinformatics, human development, biomedical sciences, and/or nutrition.
The successful candidate is likely to have the following qualifications:
- A 1stor 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline and/or second degree with a related Masters.
Stipend at UKRI rate of £15,609.00 plus fees at UK rate
Please complete the University’s online application form, which you can find at
You should enter Jonathan Swann as your proposed supervisor.
To support your application provide an academic CV (including contact details of two referees), official academic transcripts and a personal statement (outlining your suitability for the studentship, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date).
Informal enquiries relating to the project or candidate suitability should be directed to Jonathan Swann (firstname.lastname@example.org).