There is a plethora of opportunity for career development at the MRC CDSS. The collaborative nature of work, the industry-leading facilities and knowledge sharing ethos here means endless possibilities for researchers.
Our Centre nurtures talent to support the delivery of the next generation of drug safety scientists. Researchers are encouraged and supported in research funding applications, enabling a deeper look at specific research enquiries. Combined with access to a range of key industry and academic links, the learning environment at the MRC CDSS is unparalleled.
The experience of our researchers demonstrates the opportunity and development available whilst working here, from working with GlaxoSmithKline to travelling to the University of Melbourne to gain invaluable insights, the infrastructure paves the way for progression into a variety of desired career pathways.
Amy completed a MRC Industrial CASE Studentship with GlaxoSmithKline.
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Postgraduate Training in Drug Safety Science
The MRC CDSS welcomes applications for both basic and clinical studentships from individuals with a strong academic background in a related area and a commitment to progressing their training in the field of drug safety. We have postgraduate training schemes set up in the following areas:
We currently have a 4 year PhD opportunity, to identify microbial species that interact with IgA-producing cells in the gut in patients presenting with severe immune-related adverse events from immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors (CPI).
The student will learn molecular biology methods (DNA extraction, Next-generation Sequencing), cellular and immunoassays and bioinformatics. The project will be supervised by Prof. Munir Pirmohamed and Dr. Vanessa Fontana (University of Liverpool, MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science) and Dr. Gregory Amos and Dr Sjoerd Rijpkema (The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory agency).