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BBSRC funded studentship (4 years) available from October 2017

We are pleased to advertise a 4-year BBSRC co-funded PhD Studentship to conduct research in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience available from October 2017.  The G. H. Lewes Studentship will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate a strong academic background and an aptitude for research. You will join the BBSRC Doctoral Training Program (DTP) which includes training in Statistics, Computational and Systems Biology, and Research Skills, and two rotation projects in the first year, one in the PhD laboratory and a second in another laboratory providing a complementary research experience (all the DTP rotation projects will be available for the student to choose from). In addition, you will undertake a 12-week professional internship during the PhD.

Application procedure

Step 1: Contact supervisor(s)

Make contact with the supervisor(s) by email to find out more information about projects. A list of supervisors and projects is available here. Include your CV, detailing your academic record and contact details for 2 academic referees. Initial enquiries should be made as early as possible.

Step 2: University application

If the supervisor wishes to nominate you for the competition, he/she will ask you to apply formally to the University using the online application form.

Use the appropriate course code:

Project related questions may be addressed directly to the supervisor. Requests for general information or enquiries about procedures including advice if you have already submitted an application to our Department should be directed to Ms Aileen Briggs, Graduate Administrator (gradinfo@pdn.cam.ac.uk).

Funding

UK and EEA students who meet the UK residency requirements will be eligible for a full (fees + maintenance) studentship at the BBRSC rate. Students from EEA countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. For more information on eligibility see: http://bbsrcdtp.lifesci.cam.ac.uk/prospective/funding

Deadline

Deadline for online applications is Monday 20 February 2017, with ALL supporting documentation to be submitted by Wednesday 1 March 2017 at the latest. Interview dates to be confirmed. 

Each Application made using the Applicant Portal will cost you £50 (if you cannot apply online, you may apply on paper, but the fee is £100).

 

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