PhD Studentship Micronutrients and Immune Cell Function

Southampton, United Kingdom
24 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Human Development and Health

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Closing Date:  Monday 01 November 2021
Reference:  1508921AF

Main Supervisor: Professor Philip Calder

Other members of the supervisory team: Dr Caroline Childs, Dr Liz Miles 

Duration of the award: 36 months, full time

Project description: 

The project will investigate the dose response effects of vitamins C and D and zinc alone and in combination on inflammation and immunity using a range of cell lines. Interactive mechanisms will be explored. The final phase of the study might include a pilot human study.

Please contact:  Professor Philip Calder;

Person Specification:   See below.

The successful candidate is likely to have the following qualifications:

A 1st or 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, nutrition, biomedical sciences)

Funding information:  

Due to funding restrictions this position is only open to UK applicants.  

The amount of stipend and fees are at the research council rate, note that the fees at UK rate only.

Administrative contact and how to apply:

Please complete the University's online application form, which you can find at

You should enter Philip Calder 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 Philip Calder (

Closing date: 1 November 2021

Interview date:  5 November 2021

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