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Fifteen studentships offered at the University of Nottingham, University College London and Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre

15 fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies

Why study with us?

  • Fully funded PhD studentships at leading UK and Republic of Ireland universities
  • Extensive number of PhD projects in a wide range of research disciplines
  • Joining a network of alumni in industry and academia
  • Open innovation environment between academia and leading pharmaceutical and healthcare industry partners

What do we offer?

The Centre provides doctoral level training in a unique multidisciplinary environment at the interfaces between chemical, engineering, computational, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences. A comprehensive scientific and soft-skills training curriculum also involves our UK-based students undertaking a 12-week training project at both academic and industry sites before commencing their PhD research and our Ireland-based students undertaking an industry placement.

The CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and a number of industry partners. The Centre provides world-leading training to prepare strategic-thinking scientists for high achieving careers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

In addition, students participate in innovation and entrepreneurship activities, conference and colloquia events, team working and problem solving, and outreach activities, all with very close industry involvement.

Entry and funding requirements

Candidates should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper-second class degree, or international equivalent, in pharmacy, chemistry, engineering, physics, biology, mathematics or related sciences, or a relevant master’s qualification.

EPSRC Studentships

These awards are given to students at UoN and UCL. Awards for UK residents cover UK tuition fees and provide a stipend at the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate.

International applicants can be eligible for tuition fees at the UK rate and a stipend at the UKRI rate. Please note that international tuition fees are higher than UK fees, and EPSRC funding will not cover the additional international fees set by universities. Funding to cover these additional costs may be available from other sources, and more guidance on this will be made available in due course. For now, we would recommend that international applicants should feel free to apply for the UCL or UoN studentships, but be mindful that at this stage we cannot guarantee funding.

If you are unsure whether you have UK or International student status, the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) can provide information on tuition fees to help you assess your fee status.

SSPC Studentships

SSPC is the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals. Studentships are based in Ireland and are open to UK, EU and non-EU students. Funding will cover EU fees only and a stipend in one of the following universities: Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork or University College Dublin.

How to apply

To apply please complete the application form.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Julia Thompson/Dr Claudia Matz ( University of Nottingham (UK)
Ms Sarah Marks ( University College London (UK)
Ms Catherine O’Brien ( SSPC – The SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals (Ireland)

Application deadline: We will continue to accept applications until all places are filled. We will initially consider all applications received by 12pm, Monday 1st February 2021 for shortlisting and interview.

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