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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics institute

Wellcome Sanger Institute Four-Year PhD Studentships

Registered at the University of Cambridge

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics institute at the forefront of experimental and computational genome research. Our faculty apply large scale genomic tools to a range of research areas, including the investigation of human genetic variation in health, cancer and other diseases, gene function and genome variation in cells, bacterial and parasitic human pathogens, and the genomic diversity of complex organisms. Please visit our potential supervisors page for information on our faculty members and their research areas, see www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/mphil-and-phd-student-supervisors/.

Genomics is assuming an increasingly prominent place in biological research. Our PhD programme equips students with a unique blend of experimental and informatics skills, maximising their competitiveness for future opportunities. The research infrastructure and resources available at the Sanger Institute are outstanding, and the PhD programme makes full use of these to deliver scientific excellence, with our students regularly leading high impact publications.

Wellcome Sanger Institute Four-Year PhD Studentships Registered at the University of Cambridge

We welcome applications from students who wish to utilise genomics to deliver key insights into human health and disease, or the Tree of Life. Twelve highly competitive fully funded (covering University fees and stipend) four-year PhD studentships will be available from October 2022. We value diversity, and the studentships are open to UK and international students. Students apply to the Institute rather than to specific faculty members, and will have the opportunity to rotate in three different faculty groups before selecting their PhD project.

For further information and details on how to apply please see: www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/phd-programmes/4-year-phd-programme/.

Application closing date: 2nd December 2021(09:00 GMT).

In addition, one Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions funded PhD studentship is also available. For further information please see www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/phd-programmes/.

Wellcome Sanger Institute Clinical PhD Fellowships

We also provide funding for two Clinical Research Training Fellowships each year as part of the PhD Programme for Health Professionals at the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia. For further information please see www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/phd-programmes/clinical-phd-programme/.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute 4-year PhD Studentships

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Being part of the Wellcome Genome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities including:

  • Free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
  • A car-share initiative
  • Free parking
  • A number of on-site venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
  • A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, sports hall, fitness classes and a vibrant social calendar of events

We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. In 2020 we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.