The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium is one of the largest BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK.
Representing an exciting collaboration between six of London's world-class universities and specialist institutions, the consortium provides students with a unique opportunity to pursue innovative interdisciplinary research projects in the heart of one of the world's most vibrant cities.
In the first year of the programme students will undertake two 4-month research projects in different partner institutions. The choice of PhD topic is finalised after the second rotation project and will be based at the Royal Veterinary College in one of the topic areas listed on the RVC website.
In addition to the rotation projects, all students will receive advanced training and courses to provide fundamental and advanced mathematical, computational and statistical skills for interdisciplinary and systems biology research. Informed by their background and intended career direction, students will also take a course in either the principles of biology or bio-business.
All DTP students undertake a compulsory 3-month professional internship placement (PIP) during their PhD. This provides experience of the wider economic and social contexts and careers within which the research and transferable skills developed during their PhD programme can be usefully employed. Current students have secured a diverse range of placements, both in the UK and overseas, including learned societies, museums, biotech companies and science communication and policy organisations.
Supporting our extraordinary teaching and research-intensive environment is a framework of robust cohort building activities, culminating each year in the student academic retreat. This popular residential event is designed and planned by students, for students.
We are currently recruiting for up to two studentships. We invite applications from highly motivated students with a wide range of academic backgrounds including biological, physical, computational, engineering or mathematical disciplines. Applicants must hold, or be expected to achieve, a first or high upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), an MSci or other Masters degree.
These are fully funded four year LIDo studentship. The studentship is open to Home and EU students but you must meet the BBSRC eligibility criteria.
Deadline for applications is 25th June 2015. Applications should be made via UKPASS.
For more information see How to Apply.
Enquries about specific projects should be directed to the supervisor (please see the RVC website for contact details). Enquiries about the application process should be directed to email@example.com
Interviews for studentships will be held on 17th July at the RVC's Camden Campus
The studentship will commence in September 2015.