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Places are available on this Ph.D. programme each with a generous 4-year Wellcome Trust-funded studentship



4-year Wellcome Ph.D. Programme in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

The study of the cellular and molecular basis of cell function and regulation is one of the major growth areas in biology. This will continue as high content data from – omic, imaging and gene editing approaches provide substantial resources for developing a systems-level, physiological perspective aimed at understanding how molecular through to tissue and organismal level functions are co-ordinated normally and then become dysregulated in disease.

The Liverpool 4-year Ph.D. Programme was the first to be funded by the Wellcome Trust and has been running since 1994. Places are available on this Ph.D. programme each with a generous 4-year Wellcome Trust-funded studentship starting at £19,919 per annum. The deadline for applications is 15th December 2017 (see section “How to apply” below). Short-listed applicants will be interviewed in late January 2018. The successful candidates will start their Ph.D. training at the end of September 2018.

Why Liverpool?

Research environment

The Physiological Laboratory in Liverpool is widely recognised as an international centre of excellence for research in cellular and molecular physiology. Our Ph.D. school was the first Wellcome Trust funded 4-year Ph.D. school in UK (established in Liverpool in 1994). We have considerable experience in providing high quality Ph.D. training based on the exceptionally strong research expertise of our Department. Many of our graduates have enjoyed long-term careers in science and gone on to secure significant academic and industry positions.

Liverpool and surroundings

Architecturally Liverpool is one of the most impressive cities in UK. Liverpool has the largest concentration of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings of high architectural value outside of London. Recently its waterfront and the historic city area were designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Liverpool contains a remarkable collection of art galleries, museums and theatres. Our city also has a rich variety of historic pubs, nightclubs and restaurants. It is well situated in the UK, within easy reach of beaches, national parks and most other UK cities; whilst, low cost flights link Liverpool airport with a wide range of European destinations.

Eligibility and funding

We admit five students a year. The students are funded by The Wellcome Trust who will provide four year Prize Studentships (currently starting at £19,919 per annum, tax free), course fees, travel and substantial research funds. We welcome applications from UK, EU and non-EU countries.

How to apply

Formal applications which should include a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and a curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least two referees should be sent by email to:

Mrs. Michelle Nelson.
Email: [email protected]
Postal address:
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology,
Institute of Translational Medicine,
University of Liverpool,
Crown Street,
L69 3BX.

Candidates are shortlisted in mid-January for interview in late January.

Please note that due to the large volume of applications received we are unable to acknowledge each application.

Detailed instructions for how to apply can be found on:

Additional information about our Wellcome Trust-funded Ph.D. school can be found on the website.

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