PhD project: Small RNA control of bacterial nitrous oxide emissions: UK
University of East Anglia is looking for candidates for a PhD project: “Small RNA control of bacterial nitrous oxide emissions”.
The PhD Project: Using cultures of the model denitrifying bacteria, Paracoccus denitrificans, we have an established pipeline to investigate the regulation, biochemistry and microbial physiology of bacterial denitrification i, ii. Building from our recent publications where we identified all of the small non-coding RNA (sRNA) in the Paracoccus genome iii, iv, we are looking for a highly-motivated student who will determine the role of these sRNA in regulating N2O emissions and the importance of the RNA binding protein, Hfq, in this regulation.
Training: To study this exciting project we will employ a multi-disciplinary approach incorporating molecular microbiology and physiology and functional genomics. Training will be provided in these areas. Presentation of results at international conferences will be an important aspect of the training provided.
This PhD studentship is funded for 3 years by the Faculty of Science. Funding is available to UK/EU applicants and comprises home/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,777. Overseas applicants may apply but they are required to fund the difference between home/EU and overseas tuition fees (which for 2018-19 are detailed on the University’s fees pages at https://portal.uea.ac.uk/planningoffice/tuition-fees . Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual increase).
Acceptable first degree and minimum requirements 2:1 in Biological sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology