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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 in the UK universities involves students undertaking a 12-week training project at both academic and industry sites before commencing their PhD research. The SSPC students also undertake a structured four-year doctoral programme.

The CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council, Science Foundation Ireland and 19 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 non-UK equivalent, in pharmacy, chemistry, engineering, physics, biology, mathematics or related sciences or a relevant master’s qualification.

Studentships cover tuition fees and a tax-free stipend for the duration of the four-year programme.

EPSRC Studentships

For studentships at UoN or UCL, candidates will need to satisfy the EPSRC funding eligibility criteria. To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), a student must have:

  • settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, and
  • been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences)

SFI Studentships

SSPC studentships are open to UK and EU students and provide a stipend and full fees 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 here.

For more information, please contact:

Dr Claudia Matz ([email protected]) for the University of Nottingham (UK)
Ms Sarah Marks ([email protected]) for University College London (UK)
Ms Catherine O’Brien ([email protected]) for SSPC - SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals (Republic of Ireland)

Recruitment for PhD positions starting 2020/21 have now closed. We will open recruitment again, for PhD positions starting in 2021/22, in November/December 2020.

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