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Cardiovascular Research

Cambridge 4 Year PhD Studentship Programme in Cardiovascular Research

Applications are invited for the Autumn 2017 intake for the University of Cambridge 4-year PhD programme in Cardiovascular Research, funded by the British Heart Foundation. This exciting programme is an 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 student rate, research expenses and some travel costs. For further information please contact Professor Martin Bennett at:

Application details are available at:

Closing date 3rd December 2016. Interviews will be held on 9th January 2017.


Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.