Three studentships are available for outstanding postgraduate candidates to join our prestigious and internationally unique 4 year Medical Sciences and Translational Research PhD with integrated studies in Engagement for Impact programme in September 2020.
Studentships provide full tuition fees (EU/UK rate), a stipend of at least £15,000 per year, £450 annual travel and conference allowance, a dedicated engagement support grant of £1,500, and £5,000 annually towards research consumable costs.
This programme will provide cross-disciplinary PhD training that builds on the internationally excellent biomedical and translational sciences research at the University of Edinburgh College for Medicine & Veterinary Medicine (CMVM).
Our vision is to train a generation of researchers equipped to deliver science excellence and address real-world problems by offering more than a traditional PhD. This programme includes integrated, credited teaching and application of engagement and impact skills that we believe will give researchers an edge in their future careers.
To meet the changing skills needs of the future scientific workforce, medical sciences research PhD students on this programme will be taught to engage non-scientific research-relevant audiences in wider society as well as to deliver excellence in scientific research. Graduates from this PhD programme will be primed to pursue internationally excellent research in a highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary manner; becoming innovative, creative thinkers; having the confidence and ability to engage with audiences beyond the research world, removing barriers to develop meaningful and longer-term relationships with stakeholders; and being ideally placed to be the next generation of scientific research leaders and policy makers.
This transformational programme embeds state-of-the-art training in, and practical application of research-integrated Public Engagement, Science Communication, Patient Involvement, and Data Design & Informatics skills as core, credited and assessed components of internationally leading Medical Sciences & Translational Research PhD projects. The choice of elective courses will enable students to create a bespoke programme, most suited to the engagement needs of their research project.
This PhD research project will begin from the start of the programme and be conducted throughout the full 4 years, with taught courses interspersed with research training. The programme involves projects offered by a range of leading, experienced Principal Investigators based at Research Centres across CMVM.
More information at www.ed.ac.uk/inflammation-research/postgraduate-training/phd-programme
The University of Edinburgh is a leading postgraduate teaching and research centre, ranked 20th in the QS World Rankings 2020. CMVM’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres of medical and veterinary medical research has been reaffirmed by its UK REF 2014 results.
Applicants must have a BSc at 2:1 or higher, MSc or international equivalent in a relevant biological sciences subject, and meet the University’s English language requirements.
Applications must be received by 17:00 GMT on 26th January 2020, submitted with supplementary documents as specified, using the application form on our website: www.ed.ac.uk/inflammation-research/postgraduate-training/phd-programme/how-to-apply
Interviews are expected to be held between 18 – 20th February 2020.
Informal enquiries can be made to [email protected].