PhD Studentship in Immunology, School of Pharmacy


School of Pharmacy

Applications are invited for a Ph.D. Studentship, beginning in October 2007, to conduct research on T cell inducing vaccines to influenza virus. A highly efficacious cross-subtype influenza virus vaccine that induces T cell immunity to conserved influenza antigens could be used throughout the world to protect against current and newly arising strains including the avian H5N1 subtype that differs little from human influenza in its internal antigens. This project will develop and examine methods to induce long lasting T cell memory responses by immunization with vaccines based on virus vector platforms (Moore AC and Hill AV, Immunological Reviews, 2004, 199, 126-43). The immunity and efficacy against infection induced by immunisation with these vaccines will be tested and correlates of immune protection will be elucidated.

The research will be conducted in the Immunotherapy and Vaccine Research Laboratory lead by Dr. Anne Moore in the Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and based in the School of Pharmacy, UCC.

The studentship is open to candidates who hold an M.Sc. or a first or upper second class degree in a biomedical science subject and have a keen interest in immunology. Applications, to include a covering letter, detailing your suitability for and interest in the position, full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Dr. Anne Moore, School of Pharmacy, Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. E-mail:

The deadline for applications is Friday 10th August 2007.

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