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.
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.
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:
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.
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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