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We have multiple fully funded studentships available for our 3.5 year PhD programme commencing October 2021.

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 3 scientific sections: Epigenetics, Genes and Metabolism, and Quantitative Biology.

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 candidates are 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 UK/EU studentships, which make the International studentships highly competitive.

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 15 December 2020

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

Interview Dates: 20-22 January 2021

Available Projects

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For information on how to apply please visit the LMS Website.

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