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MARC: The MRC Addiction Research Clinical Training programme

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One 3-Year PhD Studentship in Addiction Science, October 2016 entry:

The University of Bristol is offering a cross-disciplinary PhD training post in addiction science as part of MRC Addiction Research Clinical Training Programme (MARC).

MARC is a collaborative consortium of three Universities (Imperial College London, King's College London and University of Bristol) who will host three MRC addiction research clusters. It will provide a range of complementary initiatives to increase capacity in academic addiction research, including PhD studentship projects with the objective of helping to understand pathways into addiction, the biological associations with and consequences from substance misuse and characterizing preventative and therapeutic interventions.

Applications are welcome from high performing individuals across diverse disciplines (e.g. neuroscience, psychiatry, pharmacology, natural sciences) who have, or are expected to obtain, a 2.i or higher degree. Applications are also welcome from individuals with relevant research masters degree.

The PhD projects on offer highlight collaborative cross-faculty strengths in several areas, including genetics, epidemiology and clinical neuroscience. Successful applicants will work in a thriving research environment, pursuing translational research.

Project proposals to choose from or develop are available here.

All projects will be jointly supervised by at least two research investigators with complementary expertise.

This studentship is funded through UoB MARC matched PhD Training programme. The studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,057p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year).

How to apply

- Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their PhD proposal with potential supervisors (see Contacts below).
- Applications must be made using our online application form.
- Please select 'Faculty of Health Sciences/PhD in Social and Community Medicine' or 'Faculty of Biomedical Sciences/PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology' or 'Faculty of Science/PhD in Experimental Psychology' on the 'Programme Choice' page depending on your choice of project and supervisors (as your proposed supervisor if uncertain).
- Under 'Funding', identify UoB MARC as your fee payer. Under 'Research Details', provide the names of both project supervisors. You should also include these details (UoB and supervisor names) at the top of your Personal Statement.
- Please provide a current CV, covering letter, two page research proposal building on the project outline, certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts, and two academic references.
- Only applicants from the EU and UK are eligible for this programme.


School of Social and Community Medicine: Professor Matthew Hickman, email: [email protected]
School of Experimental Psychology: Professor Marcus Munafo, email: [email protected]
School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience: Professor Graeme Henderson, email: [email protected]; Dr Emma Robinson, email: [email protected]



Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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