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MRC Enterprise Studentship Programme 2020 (industrial CASE awards)

MRC Enterprise Studentship Programme 2020 (industrial CASE awards)

Four industrial CASE (iCASE) studentships are available for doctoral study at Oxford to start in October 2020. Each iCASE studentship is fully-funded for four years with a stipend of £20,000 p.a., all course fees paid, plus a research training support grant. The studentships will be based in the University as part of the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership, and will also involve close collaboration with a commercial partner, including at least 3 months working at the company during the course of the DPhil project.

For full details, see: www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/graduateschool/mrcdtp/icase2020

Applications must be received by 12 noon (UK time) Friday 10 January 2020.

Project Details

The four projects are:

  1. Oxford Bruker Neuroproteomics Studentship (Lead supervisor: Assoc Prof Olaf Ansorge, commercial partner: Bruker Daltonics)
  2. Integrating human functional genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics to accelerate drug discovery for precision medicine in asthma. Acronym: OxMAP (Oxford Multiomics Asthma Project) (Lead supervisor: Dr Timothy Hinks, commercial partner: Sensyne Health)
  3. Chimeric Antigen B Cell (CAR B Cell) Therapy for Targeted Therapeutic and Prophylactic Vaccination (Lead supervisor: Prof Len Seymour, commercial partner: Oxford Genetics)
  4. Understanding common genomic pathways between endometriosis and other chronic pain conditions and their functional significance (Lead supervisor: Prof Katy Vincent, commercial partner: Lilly UK)

Structure and Organisation of the Programme

Designed to nurture the academic entrepreneurs of the future, the Enterprise studentship programme offers a stimulating educational experience as part of the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership cohort, with the additional benefit of working closely with a non-academic partner. This will provide industrial training opportunities and an insight into how commercial science is conducted alongside a superb academic base within the University.

Eligibility and Entry Requirements

To be eligible for a full award, applicants must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. Further details about residence requirements may be obtained here.

Details on entry requirements can be found here.

How to Apply

Before applying for these positions we recommend you contact the lead supervisors for informal discussions. To make a formal application, please complete the University’s online application form for the DPhil in Interdisciplinary Medical Research (MRC DTP) (course code R25_1). In your application, you must indicate that you are applying for an advertised studentship competition, using the reference code iCASE. Please indicate clearly which project(s) you are applying for, in order of preference. It is possible to apply for up to 3 MRC iCASE projects on your application. You will need to provide a CV outlining your academic achievements and relevant experience, and a personal statement (500 words max) detailing your interest and fit for the studentship. Note that no project proposal is required for the iCASE studentship applications. If you have any specific queries about the iCASE application process, please email [email protected].

All applications must be received by the deadline of 12 noon (UK time) Friday 10 January 2020.

We expect to interview shortlisted applicants in early February 2020 and to make offers by the end of February 2020. Successful applicants will be rerouted onto the appropriate DPhil course for their chosen project.

MRC Enterprise Studentship Programme 2020 (industrial CASE awards)

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