Postgraduate Vet Residency and Masters Programmes

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Combined 4-year Residency and Masters Programme in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Download the person specification: Clinical Pathology person specification

About the opportunity:  Graduates with at least one year’s clinical experience are invited to apply for this combined Scholarship and Master`s degree by research. Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership. Candidates will be expected to sit examinations of the Royal College of Pathology (Veterinary Clinical Pathology) and to undertake a Master`s degree by research (MVM) in the field of veterinary clinical pathology. The training programme requires participation in the Division’s clinical services, including occasional contribution to the clinical pathology out-of-hours rota, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students. Scholarships are renewed annually, subject to satisfactory progress. Initial stipend is £26,017 (PAYE exempt) and rises to £27,717 by the fourth year. £1,500 per annum is available for attendance at conference(s), examination fees and externship costs. Proposed start date: Monday 1 April 2024 or as soon possible after this date.

Research Project: Developing feline bronchial epithelial cell cultures as a tool to study respiratory viruses in a biologically relevant cellular context.

This project aims to develop a tissue culture system to study infection biology of common feline respiratory viruses in vitro. Tissue cultures of feline bronchial cells will be prepared, and once established will be used to study virus growth kinetics, cytopathological changes in host cells and expression of host proteins associated with innate immune responses. The results of these studies will improve our understanding of the mechanism of infection with significant veterinary pathogens in a relevant tissue culture system and will lead subsequently to the development of novel therapeutics against feline respiratory viruses.

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Closing date for applications: 20 February 2024

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