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a 4-year DPhil*/PhD programme that aims to equip a new generation of researchers with the skills and knowledge needed

The Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership

The Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme is a 4-year DPhil*/PhD programme that aims to equip a new generation of researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the most important challenges in bioscience research.

We provide an innovative, individually-tailored training programme that includes taught courses in interdisciplinary skills and the opportunity for students to undertake two exploratory research projects with prospective supervisors in their first year before choosing their main 3-year research project. Students also undertake a 12-week professional internship to gain direct experience of the areas of work into which they can apply their skills.

Oxford Brookes University are offering places on the BBSRC funded DTP within the Department of Biological & Medical Sciences in the areas of plant cell biology, virology, insect and spider development, mammalian cell biology, molecular biology, metabolic modelling/systems biology, parasitology and bioimaging. The successful candidates will enjoy access to our state of the art facilities, including newly refurbished laboratories and bioimaging suite.

In addition to their choice of PhD project at Oxford Brookes University, students will be able to undertake their exploratory research projects at any of the seven world-class research institutions that make up the DTP:

  • University of Oxford, coordinators of the DTP
  • Oxford Brookes University, a partner with the University of Oxford in developing regional excellence in bioscience research
  • Pirbright Institute, the UK’s national centre of research into viral diseases of livestock and viruses that spread from animals to humans
  • Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility
  • ISIS, which provides national capabilities for neutron science
  • STFC Central Laser Facility, which provides state-of-the-art laser technology for experiments in physics, chemistry and biology
  • The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH), is a multidisciplinary laboratory specialising in research using Diamond, ISIS and the Central Laser Facility at Harwell
  • The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a new national institute dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology development.
a 4-year DPhil*/PhD programme that aims to equip a new generation of researchers with the skills and knowledge needed

The programme is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) with additional support from within the Partnership.

Please click here for more information about the programme, including details of potential supervisors, the programme and the research training provided, as well as funding available and instructions on how to apply.

If you wish to apply to the DTP via Oxford Brookes University please complete the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences PhD Research Studentship Application Form, which you can download from here.

Application and CV must be posted to the address shown on the application form.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 24th January 2020.

Eligibility criteria: Only open to UK applicants (who must be resident in UK)

Start date: September/October 2020

Bursary is approximately £15,609 for academic year 2020/21.

Applicants require a good Honours degree level equivalent to a UK degree BSc (minimum 2.1 or higher).

Any queries please contact:

Dr David Carter: [email protected]

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