Applications are invited from outstanding candidates to join an MRC funded 4-year multi-disciplinary PhD programme in Human Genetics, Genomics and Disease at the MRC Human Genetics Unit (HGU), part of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh.
The MRC Human Genetics Unit PhD programme harnesses strengths in the latest computational and experimental technologies to investigate how our genomes work to control the function of molecules, cells and tissues in people and populations. Over 30 principal investigators contribute to this cross-disciplinary programme spanning from fundamental science to translational research. We welcome students with biology, biomedical or bioinformatics related backgrounds and in addition we are keen to consider applications from students from the physical, computational or mathematical sciences.
We are committed to high quality training, mentorship and research excellence to prepare the next generation of scientists to tackle the most challenging questions underpinning health and disease. This will enable you to think critically, undertake mechanistic research and make new discoveries.
Edinburgh University is consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities and Edinburgh has often been voted as the UK city offering the highest quality of life and is renowned for its affordability and rich cultural life.
8 studentships are available to start in September 2018 with a stipend of £17,500 p/a.
Application closing date: Friday 12th January 2018.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th February 2018.
For instructions on how to apply and for details of research projects, please visit: www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/study-with-us