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Four-year funded PhDs in Translational Immunology, Inflammation and Cancer

Four-year funded integrated PhDs in Translational Biomedical Sciences

The University of Southampton (UoS) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are Russell Group universities with world-leading research programmes and are proud to offer Medical Research Council funded doctoral training programme (MRC DTP) PhD studentships. Students are based at UoS or QMUL researching topics including cancer, neurological, inflammatory or infectious diseases, anti-microbial resistance or global health, with a focus on interdisciplinary studies and whole organism, applying state-of-the-art computational and experimental methodologies to medical research, with potential links with industry (iCASE studentship). Our PhD students join a vibrant student community for a 4-year funded study period from October 2022.

Programme Structure

The programme is 1 year MRes + 3 year PhD. In year 1 you will choose three rotation projects in research groups, alongside taught modules and practical training. In years 2-4 you undertake your PhD, usually developing one of your rotation projects. iCASE students may select their PhD project from year 1. Our aim is for you to become a confident, independent research scientist who can proactively direct your future career.

Four-year funded integrated PhDs in Translational Biomedical Sciences

How to apply

  • Applications are to UoS or QMUL. Do NOT apply to both partners.
  • Applicants must hold a 1st class or 2:1 degree in life, physical or mathematical sciences. With a life-sciences degree, maths, statistics or computing modules at A-Level or above are desirable. With a physics or maths degree, life-sciences modules at undergraduate level are essential.
  • International students are eligible to apply –details can be found here.
  • Guidance on preparing CVs, covering letter and interviews is available here.

UoS and QMUL are committed to making Equality, Diversity and Inclusion an integral component of University life. Both institutions hold Athena Swan Silver Awards and are Race Equality Charter signatories. We particularly welcome applications from those from minority ethnic groups, a disadvantaged background or having taken a career break. Flexible study is available and should be discussed at application. University benefits include onsite childcare facilities, state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities and a full programme of events.

University of Southampton (Guidance)

Step 1: Complete the UoS online application here.
In the supervisor field on the application form please quote reference IPHD/UoS/202223/804.
Step 2: Complete the anonymous DTP application here.
Your application cannot receive consideration until you have completed both applications.

Stipend: ~£15,600 pa (UKRI rate outside London)

Academic enquiries:
Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek, Associate Professor in Stem Cells and Neurobiology
s.willaime-morawek@soton.ac.uk

Application enquiries: ‪+44 (0)2382126501‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
fmed-pgr-apply@soton.ac.uk

Queen Mary University of London

Step 1: Complete the QMUL online application here (the application form will only identify the MRes component, but your application is for the full programme).
Step 2: Complete the anonymous DTP application here
Your application cannot receive consideration until you have completed both applications.

Stipend: ~£17,600 pa (UKRI rate inside London)

Academic enquiries:
Dr Katiuscia Bianchi, Lecturer in Molecular Oncology
K.Bianchi@qmul.ac.uk

Application enquiries: +44(0)2078822081
bci-cancercourses@qmul.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 27th January 2022.

Interviews: On or after 10th February 2022. Candidates interviewed are asked to give a short presentation.


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