Important dates:

  • Sunday 15 May at midnight – the closing date for applications under this scheme

  • W/C 6 June – provisional date for interviews for shortlisted candidates

  • September 2022 – successful applicants are expected to take up their studentships

We are seeking to recruit up to eight outstanding science graduates to a 4-year (1+3 MRes-PhD) programme in Translational Research to work on internationally-competitive research projects. The PhD training will equip them to exploit excellence in translational research for improving the health of local and national patient populations; this call is for applications for PhD studentships for September 2022 entry.

The MRes consists of three rotations through a choice of project areas as well as workshops providing training and development in research skills. All students will be required to undertake training in computational skills offered either through the BRC and/or the Health Sciences Doctoral Training Centre to promote computational literacy in the health research work force.

The studentships offer a stipend in line with London UKRI Stipend rate for the 2022/23 academic year; costs for MRes and PhD tuition fees are covered by the BRC as well as funds for research project support.

Criteria

Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve a 1st or upper 2nd class degree in a relevant subject including the biosciences, chemistry, physics, computer science or mathematics, and be enthusiastic about combining their expertise with other disciplines in the field of healthcare. The full fellowship is open to EU/Home and overseas students.

How to Apply

Please apply via the King’s Apply website. Please include the code BRC2022 in the funding section of the application. Please search for ‘BRC’ in the Programme Name box and the programme to apply to is BRC PhD in Biomedical Science, Bioinformatics & Data Analysis.

Applicants should outline which PhD project they are interested in undertaking and why however please note if successful there is no obligation to commit to that project. View the list of PhD projects.

For queries please contact brctraining@gstt.nhs.uk in the first instance. Informal enquiries about the PhD Studentship projects may be addressed to designated Project Supervisors.