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 Four Year Integrated PhDs in Cancer, Immunology, Infection and Biomedicine

Four Year Integrated PhDs in Translational Biomedical Sciences

The University of Southampton (UoS) is a Russell Group University with world-leading research programmes and is proud to offer a number of PhD studentships funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), The Cancer Immunology Talent fund, or the Institute for Life Sciences. Students will select topics in cancer, neurological, inflammatory or infectious diseases, anti-microbial resistance or global health, with a focus on interdisciplinary studies, applying state-of-the-art computational and experimental methodologies to biomedical research, with potential links with industry (iCASE studentship). You will join a vibrant student community for a 4-year funded study period from October 2022.

Programme Structure

We offer a 1 year MRes followed by a 3 year PhD project. In year 1 you will conduct three rotation research projects, alongside taught modules and practical training. In years 2-4 you will undertake your PhD, usually developing one of your rotation projects. iCASE students may select a project from Year 1. Our aim is for you to become a confident, independent researcher who can proactively direct your successful future career.

 Four Year Integrated PhDs in Cancer, Immunology, Infection and Biomedicine

How to apply

  • 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 – full details can be found here
  • Guidance on preparing CVs, covering letter and interviews is available here

The UoS is committed to making Equality, Diversity and Inclusion an integral component of University life, holds an Athena Swan Silver Award and is a Race Equality Charter signatory. 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.

Stipend may vary according to the Studentship source but will be at least equivalent to UK Research Council maintenance stipend rates (~£15,600). Self-funding students may also be accepted.

Similar studentships in Translational Biomedical Sciences are advertised on our MRC doctoral training partnership with Queen Marys University of London.

Application guidance can be found here.

Step 1: Complete the UoS online application here

In the supervisor field on the application form please quote reference IPHD/UoS/202223/804. You do not need to identify a supervisor.

Step 2: Complete the anonymous application form here

Your application cannot receive consideration until you have completed both applications.

Academic enquiries: Prof Mark Cragg, for projects relating to Cancer, Neurological diseases and anti-microbial resistance and Dr Tilman Sanchez-Elsner for inflammatory or infectious diseases or global health.

Application enquiries: ‪+44 (0)2382126501‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Closing date for applications: Thursday 27th January 2022.

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

 Four Year Integrated PhDs in Cancer, Immunology, Infection and Biomedicine

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