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MRC-funded PhD in Precision Medicine

MRC-funded PhD in Precision Medicine 2019/2020

We are offering up to 32 PhD studentships in 2019/20 to high quality UK/EU applicants, providing full tuition fee and a stipend of at least £15,009 per year. Students will also get £300 travel and conference allowance per year, and £5,000 contribution towards consumable costs per year. .

High calibre graduates are invited to apply for an up to 4 year MRC-funded Integrated study PhD in Precision Medicine which starts in September 2019. This exciting programme offers interdisciplinary projects focused on delivery of improvements in health and welfare and there are also opportunities to take courses at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The programme is a joint collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow.

Our vision is to train the next generation of research leaders with the vital interdisciplinary skillsets, including mathematical, engineering and biological, to unravel disease mechanisms and devise new therapies. You will develop the adaptability needed to make you an agile researcher in this fast-moving area, equipped to develop and utilise analytical methodologies to improve health and wellbeing.

Programme structure

Our programme is structured to meet the specific training needs of researchers who require depth in specialist areas and breadth to work across disciplines and sectors paired with practical understanding arising from real-world application.

Our degree training programme offers:

  1. Flexibility in training: a 3.5 year PhD for students with a relevant Masters degree and a 4 year PhD for those with a high BSc (Hons), with a suite of bespoke taught training courses as part of an integrated study PhD.
  2. Cutting-edge learning in both medicine and computation
  3. Access to health-related datasets in Scotland and Sweden

Additional information on programme structure including taught and research requirements is available on the Precision Medicine webpages.

MRC-funded PhD in Precision Medicine

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is a leading postgraduate teaching and research centre, ranked 18th in the QS World Rankings 2019, 7th in Europe, 5th in the UK and 1st in Scotland. The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicines’ reputation as one of the world’s leading centres of medical and veterinary medical research has been reaffirmed by its UK REF 2014 results.

The University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow has been named Scottish University of the Year 2018 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is home to world leading expertise across an impressive diversity of basic science and clinical disciplines with research into genes, cells, organs, individuals, populations, and ecosystems. It is through our research and teaching excellence that we make a sustained contribution to the understanding and resolution of national and global issues.

Entry requirements

This programme is available to UK/EU residents only. Details of MRC eligibility requirements can be found here.

The minimum entry requirement for our research programmes is an undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK).

You will also have to meet the University’s English language requirements if English is not your first language. Find out more about our language requirements here.

Application procedure

Applicants must choose a project and make their application by the deadline of Monday 8th April 2019.

Applications are made via the University of Edinburgh website here. Please ensure to upload a CV and cover letter with your application.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 6th May 2019.

Informal enquiries can be made to [email protected]


MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Blood flow and solute transport in human placental vascular networks: an in silico approach to characterizing pregnancy pathologiesDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Characterising the pro-regenerative extracellular matrix in a spinal cord injury siteDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Combining genetic and functional genomic data to reveal underlying mechanisms of human diseaseDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Developing Personalised Precision Medical Approaches for Paediatric Intensive CareDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Estrogenic profiling in lung in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension by Mass Spectrometry ImagingDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Genome-wide, gene-specific patterns of glucocorticoid-receptor co-regulators critical for growth and skeletal developmentDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Machine learning for automated assessment of CT angiography imaging in strokeDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Modelling Sex Dependent Differences in Human Liver Disease using Stem Cell Derived Models and Organ on a Chip DevicesDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Molecular pathology data science studies of breast cancerDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Non-adherence in chronic conditions (initially tuberculosis): a quantitative, methodological, approachDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Novel methods for analysis of total-body Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging datasetsDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Quantitative proteomic analysis of dysregulated adhesion protein localisation in patient-derived cancer cellsDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Stromal transcriptomic signatures in prostate cancer metastasis and hormone therapy resistanceDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Taming the Hippo in MesotheliomaDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: The Genomics of Birth Parameters and Cardiometabolic Disease: Reviving the Walker Birth CohortDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Trascriptome-wide association analysis of survival in colorectal cancer patientsDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Understanding the mechanisms of HIV-1 infection using mathematical modelling and phylogeneticsDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: 3D modelling of changes in genome architecture in development and diseaseDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Connecting Molecular Profiles to Phenotype: A Proteomic Resource for Assigning Cell Cycle and Senescent StatesDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Exploiting large-scale exome sequence data for disease locus detectionDetails
MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Precision Scaffolds for Tissue EngineeringDetails

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