PhD Studentship in Molecular Biology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

A PhD studentship is available to study helminth modulation of allergic responses in the Inflammation and Immunity Research group in Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. The Inflammation and Immunity Research team is based in well-equipped laboratories in the Institute of Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. The Institute of Molecular Medicine is a new state-of-the-art facility devoted to basic and translational research.

The project will involve investigation of the immunological mechanism that helminths use to suppress allergic inflammation (Fallon and Mangan, Nature Rev Immunol 2007). The student will focus on characterizing helminth immune modulating molecules and analysis of their function (Smith et al., J Exp Med 2005; Fallon and Alcami, Trends Immunol 2006). Applicants should have experience in basic molecular biology or cell biology.

The studentship is funded for 3 years by Science Foundation Ireland commencing October 2008. The closing date for applications is Friday, 8th August.

To apply please email a brief cover letter and a PDF copy of CV along with names and contact information for 2 referees to immunol[ at ]

Deadline: Friday, 8th August, 2008