iCASE Projects

Applications for 2020 entry MRC DTP iCASE studentships are now open

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Projects for September 2020 Entry

Supervisor Details:

Co-supervisor 1A: Professor Guy Carpenter

Email: Guy.carpenter@kcl.ac.uk

Co-supervisor 1B: Dr Rebecca Moazzez

Email: Rebecca.moazzez@kcl.ac.uk

Partner Details: Wrigleys (https://gbr.mars.com/made-by-mars/mars-wrigley)

Project Description:

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic person to undertake a 4 year PhD program within a friendly team at Kings College London, London bridge campus.  The PhD project will investigate the oral mechanisms of thirst.  Although the central mechanisms of dehydration-induced thirst are well understood the changes that occur in the mouth are less well understood.  The project is a combination of physiology and biochemistry with opportunities to learn structural biology of mucins and how they may change during thirst.  This project has wide applications for medical and health-associated science and the food industry.  This project is jointly funded by the MRC and MARS-Wrigley.  In addition to the enhanced stipend the successful candidate will also spend 3 months placement in Chicago, USA, with MARS-Wrigley to learn the industrial product design relevant to product solutions that potentially mitigate oral dehydration need states being investigated in this project.    Anyone with a biochemical, physiological, medical or food related degrees are encouraged to apply.  Previous experience of research is welcome but not essential.  For more information or to discuss the project please email guy.carpenter@kcl.ac.uk.

All iCASE projects are available as a straight 4 year PhD. Applicants may apply for one project only. You may contact project supervisors for further information about project opportunities. This does not commit a candidate to these laboratories.

When choosing an iCASE project from those available for September 2020 Entry, in the funding section of the online application from please enter the funding code ‘MRCDTP2020_’ followed by the project number that corresponds to your chosen project e.g:


Deadline for applications: Sunday 12th July (23:59)

Interviews: w/c 10th August –  iCASE studentships will commence in September 2020. For further information please visit our application support page or contact mrc-dtp@kcl.ac.uk.