4-year Department of Pharmacology-MRC Toxicology Unit-Newnham College PhD Studentship

Department of Pharmacology, Central Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 05th Jan 2022
  • Funding amount: Funding Available
  • Funding for: EU Students, International Students, UK Students
  • REF: PL29633
  • Closes: 28th February 2022
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a 4-year Department of Pharmacology-MRC Toxicology Unit-Newnham College PhD Studentship as part of the School of the Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Program (SBS DTP) to conduct research in the Department of Pharmacology and MRC Toxicology Unit available from October 2022. The Studentship will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate a strong academic background and an aptitude for research.

The studentship is funded by the Department of Pharmacology via the David James Studentship scheme, the MRC Toxicology Unit, and Newnham College. The successful applicant will become a member of Newnham College, which offers a lively and welcoming women’s College, and will have the opportunity to take part in SBS DTP activities.

This award will cover UK University fees and a maintenance allowance at the RCUK rate. Information about University fees and standard maintenance costs for 2022/2023 is available at https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance.

Applicants should have or be about to achieve a first or upper second-class degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university and meet the University of Cambridge entrance requirements. Full details of the University’s entrance requirements are specified at http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/entry-requirements

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

Online applications with ALL supporting documentation to be submitted by 12 midday on 28 February 2022 at the latest.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

APPLICATION PROCEDUREStep 1: Contact supervisorsThe projects offered will be co-supervised by research groups in Pharmacology and MRC Toxicology. The Departments are situated adjacent to each other and are linked by shared communal spaces. A list of supervisors and projects can be found at https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/abstracts. Make contact with potential supervisors by email to find out more information about projects. Include in your email your CV, detailing your academic record and contact details for 2 academic referees.

Step 2: University ApplicationIf the supervisors wish to support you for the competition, they will ask you to apply formally to the University using the online application form (Applicant Portal). For more information, see https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate-admissions

Project-related questions may be addressed directly to the supervisor. Requests for general information or enquiries about procedures, including advice if you have already submitted an application to the Department of Pharmacology or MRC Toxicology Unit, can be made via email to phar-gradoffice@lists.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PL29633 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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