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Cardiovascular Research

British Heart Foundation 4 Year PhD Programme in Cardiovascular Research


Applications are invited for the Autumn 2014 intake for the Universityof Cambridge 4-year PhD programme in Cardiovascular Research, funded by the British Heart Foundation.

This exciting programme is a new initiative to train biological and quantitative scientists in cross-disciplinary cardiovascular research, combining formal training in molecular and cellular biology, physiology of model organisms, stem cell biology, human physiology, human genetics, genomics and population health sciences.


The first year of the programme comprises either a series of seminars and lab rotations (assessed for the MRes degree) or a taught course in Epidemiology (assessed for the MPhil Degree). Successful candidates then progress to PhD training in an appropriate lab.


This programme faculty comprises world-leading researchers from the Schools of Medicine and Biological Sciences, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute of Public Health who combine expertise in Vascular Biology, Stem Cell and Developmental Biology, and Population Health and Genomics.


Applicants will require a 2:1 degree or higher in a related biological or quantitative subject. Support includes a stipend (currently £19,919 for years one and two, £21,542 for year three and £23,298 for year four), PhD registration fees at UK/EU student rate, research expenses and some travel costs. Before applying please check your eligibility under BHF residency requirements

Further Information & Applications

For further information please contact Professor Martin Bennett at:

Application details are available at:

Closing date 2nd January 2014. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview w/c 20th  January, 2014.