Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme in Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
Wellcome Trust 4 Year PhD Studentships starting October 2017.
Closing date: 2 January 2017
Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 23 January 2017
This Programme involves a collaboration between the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, the Department of Pathology, the Department of Veterinary Medicine, and the Department of Biochemistry.
The major themes are basic microbial molecular biology and fundamental immunology including cell, molecular and structural biology through to microbial pathogenesis, inflammation and computational biology.
The first year of training involves 3 practical mini-projects selected by the students as well as literature-driven in-depth analyses of research topics relevant to the overall themes of the Programme. At the end of the first year students choose a supervisor for their 3-year PhD project and write a research proposal. Before the 2nd academic year commences, students are formally assessed for a Master degree on the basis of their research proposal and a portfolio of written and practical laboratory projects.
Further Information and How to Apply
A starting stipend of approximately £19,919 per annum is offered. The studentships also include research consumables, a small travel allowance and College and University fees at the UK/EU rate.
Students with, or expecting to attain, at least an upper second class honours degree are invited to apply. Funding to meet the additional fees for overseas students may be available.
To apply please send the following to Amanda Goldsmith by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your CV where you clearly state your 1st degree final grade. If you are an undergraduate please indicate the expected grade
- A letter of application where you explain the reasons why you are applying for the PhD Programme in Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
- Names and contact details of 3 references (one of whom should have been a project supervisor
- Completed application form (download from http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/study/phdprogrammes/infectionandimmunity/apply)
Visit the Programme website for further details of this varied and challenging course: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/study/phdprogrammes/infectionandimmunity
Informal enquiries may be made to Amanda Goldsmith, Programme Administrator, email@example.com