PhD Studentship Vacancies for October 2013 start
College, MRC, Wellcome Trust & CRUK, Traynor Foundation 4 year PhD programmes
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences (MDS) at the University of Birmingham is pleased to announce that the following 4-year studentship programmes are accepting applications for October 2013 start. The studentships are fully funded for a stipend and tuition fees for UK & EU applicants
All the awards are made on a 1 + 3 basis except for the CRUK PhD studentships which are 4-year PhDs.
The first year of the 1+3 Masters/PhD programmes leads to a Masters in Biomedical Research. The programme offers advanced practical experience and supervised training within a number of in-depth research projects within active research groups. Through a series of three research projects, it provides you with a structured foundation and an exposure to a broad range of research areas and potential supervisors. At the end of this year, you will have the skills required to pursue integrative approaches to your chosen area of research and are able to select a 3-year PhD research project and supervisor from a wide range of choices. All principal supervisors on the programmes have a strong track record of publications, grant income and successful supervision.
For further information on the Masters programme please click here
The College is offering twelve 4-year studentships in the following research domains: Cancer; Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Neurological Sciences; Dentistry; Endocrinology & Metabolism, Genetics & Development and Immunity & Infection.
You are welcome to contact the Head of MDS Graduate School to discuss any aspect of these studentships and potential research areas. Email: Professor John Gordon J.Gordon@bham.ac.uk
Wellcome Trust - Combined Training Programme
The Immune System and its regulation in health & disease
Applications are invited for three 4-year PhD studentships across the programme’s major themes of Immunity, Cancer and Hormones & Genes.
Applications are invited for two 4-year PhD studentships offered as part of the Cancer Research UK Cancer Centre Training Programme. Students are placed within a research group from year one and in addition to carrying out their research project, receive broader training through an extensive internal and external seminar programme plus specialist workshops and technique-based seminars.
Project 1: Post translational modifications as mutagenic drivers in breast cancer
Project 2: Understanding the function of CTCF recruitment to oncogenic HPV genomes in the complete HPV life cycle
Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, at least a good upper 2nd class degree in a relevant subject.
If you would like to apply, please submit an up-to-date CV including the names of 2 academic referees and a personal statement. The personal statement should detail your research experience, your research interests and why you wish to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham.
Please submit your application to Nicola Windridge (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating clearly which studentship(s) you wish to be considered for.
Closing date for all applications will be Monday 14th January 2013.
Interviews will be held in February 2013.
If you have any questions regarding the studentships please e-mail: Nicola Windridge (email@example.com)
PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION AT THIS STAGE OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS. ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION
IF YOU DO NOT HEAR FROM US WITHIN 3 WEEKS FROM THE CLOSING DATE, PLEASE ASSUME YOU HAVE NOT BEEN SHORT-LISTED FOR INTERVIEW.
To be eligible for a full studentship award (stipend and fees), candidates must be able to demonstrate a relevant connection to the UK at the date of application. Overseas status applicants are not eligible for the MRC programme unless you have full UK status.
All studentships will be advertised on findaphd.com
For information regarding fellowships for clinical research students please click here.