Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership

Funded PhD Opportunities

Deadline: 10th January 2021.

Number of Studentships available: 50 across MIBTP2020, 14 at University of Birmingham,

Stipend: RCUK standard rate (plus additional travel allowance in year 1 and a laptop)

The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership 2020 (MIBTP2020) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham, Leicester, Aston and Harper Adams. It delivers innovative, world-class research training across the Life Sciences to boost the growing Bioeconomy across the UK.

The projects fall under four MIBTP2020 themes:

For entry in October 2021 the following Birmingham projects are offered:

Download the list of Birmingham supervisors - This list contains a link to the home Department/School/Institute of each supervisor.

Students undertake an initial 10 weeks of training in the methods of modern integrative bioscience, followed by two 12-week mini-research projects, and one 12-week professional placement. Our PhD training aims to produce mature, research-skilled graduates primed to succeed in their careers.

Students from a wide diversity of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Everyone will join the training programme. You are encouraged to indicate a preference for particular projects at the time of application so that we ensure recruitment into all topic areas, but final project choice is not essential at this time. PhD projects need not be finalised until training is completed and you have had the chance to experience different research environments. MIBTP2020 welcomes those with creative drive in both theoretical (maths, physics or computer science) and experimental (biology, biomedicine, chemistry, or biotechnology) research.

In order to apply you must ensure that you are eligible. Then explore the range of projects on offer (see above). 

If you decide to apply for a particular project then click on the relevant link below which will take you to the post graduate degree page for the supervisor’s college (see list of supervisors above for college) and then scroll down to the supervisor’s school/institute and apply for the PhD course link which will take you to the on-line application system. Apply for Full time PhD in Biosciences, Chemistry, etc, indicating that you wish to apply to the BBSRC MIBTP programme. If you simply want to join the programme without choosing a project then apply to [Biosciences] indicating that you wish to apply for PhD in Biosciences and the BBSRC MIBTP programme without choosing a potential supervisor.

In ALL cases please select “BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) DTP” for the Research Council, and enter the same details for your Funder. Also please ensure you complete the MIBTP2020 application notification proforma here so we have a complete record of those applying. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

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