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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 has been and still is one of the major growth areas in biology. This will continue as data from the Human Genome Project will provide a substantial resource and pose many new unanswered questions about the cellular roles of novel proteins. The Liverpool 4-year 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 14th December 2016 (see section “How to apply” below). Short-listed applicants will be interviewed in late January 2017. The successful candidates will start their Ph.D. training at the end of September 2017.

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.

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, night clubs and restaurants. Liverpool is an excellent place for those who like parks and botanic gardens. It is also close to two impressive national parks – Lake District and Snowdonia National Park.

Eligibility and funding

We will admit five students a year. The students will be 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 research funds for the programme. All candidates that are short-listed must be interviewed. Travel expenses will be covered for UK and EU students but candidates from non-EU countries are likely to be required to pay their own travel expenses.

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.

Please note that due to the large volume of applications received, it is not possible for acknowledgements to be provided for each application.

Detailed instructions for how to apply can be found here.

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

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