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We have multiple fully funded studentships available for our 3.5 year PhD programme commencing October 2022.

The LMS is a Medical Research Council funded Institute based at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial College London. We are seeking science graduates who are excited by science, tenacious, and curiosity-driven to join our international PhD programme. Research projects taking innovative experimental and computational approaches to advance the understanding of biology and its application to medicine are available across our 2 scientific sections: Epigenetics and Genes & Metabolism.

The programme is designed for students who have a clear idea of the field in which they wish to work and who have solid laboratory or research experience. It provides the opportunity to undertake a PhD project that will make a novel contribution to scientific knowledge and understanding. These studentship provide a generous stipend (£21,000pa) and tuition fees for 3.5 years.

Interview Format

All interviews will be held remotely and will consist of the following:

  • The panel interview, where candidates discuss a previously assigned paper in depth, and also answer questions about their experience and reasons for pursuing a PhD. This is a formal interview that determines whether or not a candidate can be made an offer.
  • Project Discussions, where candidates will be invited to hear a talk about the potential projects.
  • The 1:1 meetings with supervisors. The purpose for these meetings is to find a good fit between student and supervisor. Based on the outcome of these meetings, offers are made to students to work in a particular group.


We have multiple fully funded studentships available for our 3.5 year PhD programme commencing October 2019

Applicants are expected to hold a first class or upper second class honours degree (or its equivalent) in an appropriate science subject from a recognised university, and also have a Masters degree or equivalent research experience by the start of their PhD. There are no residency restrictions for these studentships, although there is more funding available for Home fees students (UK nationals, or students with settled or pre-settled status until at least April 2026).

All applicants are also subject to Imperial College entry requirements (Including English Language Requirements for all non-native English speakers).

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 14 December 2021

All completed applications forms and supporting references must be submitted by this date to be considered

Interview Dates: 27 - 28 January 2022

All interviews will take place remotely and candidates are likely to be required on both days.

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