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Four-Year Wellcome Trust PhD Training Programme at King’s College London

Four-Year Wellcome Trust PhD Training Programme at King’s College London:
Neuro-Immune Interactions in Health and Disease

We would like to invite you to apply to a ground-breaking PhD Programme providing interdisciplinary 4-year doctoral training in neuro-immune interactions in a supportive and diverse environment.

Cross-talk between the nervous and immune systems is critical for survival, and disrupted neuro-immune communication is observed in many debilitating conditions, including chronic inflammatory, neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. To better understand these conditions, we urgently need a new generation of researchers that are trained to work across fields, using state-of-the-art technologies, cutting-edge science and supervision methods. In line with Wellcome’s new Research Culture (#ReimagineResarch), we are committed to provide scientific excellence in a positive and inclusive working environment. Our programme will develop and share practices that bring science and research culture together, placing both firmly at the heart of our training strategy and your research journey.

We offer:

  • 6 fully funded studentships which include a stipend, university tuition fees, research costs, and funds for travel, training and career transitions.
  • world-class scientific training, provided in a flexible, student-led fashion, by interdisciplinary co-supervisor teams.
  • individualised training and support (including financial) following the PhD to help you transition out of the programme into your chosen career – be it inside or outside of academia.
  • an inclusive training environment: our management team and supervisor pool are diverse and open. We particularly welcome applicants from communities that are currently under-represented in academia.
  • a positive research culture, which includes training on research integrity and data sharing.
Four-Year Wellcome Trust PhD Training Programme at King’s College London

We are looking for:

  • curious and hard-working students from diverse backgrounds with a degree in a relevant discipline, including but not limited to neuroscience, psychology, immunology and inflammation biology. You will require at least a second-class degree, or equivalent.

Home students are fully eligible, and a limited number of places will also be available for EU and overseas students. Medically qualified applicants (including dentistry and veterinary) are not eligible to apply.

Please consult our webpages for further information on our programme structure, current students, examples of projects on offer, widening participation schemes, and application directions.

Application deadline: 12 November 2021

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