AstraZeneca/Pharmacology 4 year PhD studentship

Department of Pharmacology, Central Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 12th Feb 2021
  • Funding amount: Funding Available
  • Funding for: EU Students, International Students, UK Students
  • REF: PL25679
  • Closes: 14th March 2021
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for 4-year PhD studentships funded by AstraZeneca and the Department of Pharmacology. The students will be working on collaborative projects co-led by departmental supervisors and AstraZeneca scientists. Apart from carrying out their research, in their first year, the students will have compulsory training in: 1) Statistics, 2) Analysis of Biological Data and 3) Systems Training in Maths, Informatics, Statistics and Computation Biology (SysMIC). The students will join a vibrant research community of PhD students and scientists working on various research themes such as; Cell Signalling, Cancer and Infectious Diseases, Macromolecular Structure, Neuropharmacology and Vascular Pharmacology.

CandidatesWe are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals, capable of thinking and working independently. Applicants should have or shortly expect to obtain a minimum of a UK II.i Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Pharmacology or a related subject including Cellular or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Competition is intense and successful applicants are expected to demonstrate high academic achievements. These positions are open to UK citizens or EU students who meet the UK residency requirements (home fees)

FundingFull funding covering the University Composition Fee and Maintenance (currently £17,000 pa), is provided for up to 4 years, with effect from 1 October 2021. A maximum of four studentships will be awarded in this application round.

A summary of the projects available can be found at:

All applications will need to be made through the University Application Portal: further information about the programme and to access the Applicant Portal. Please note that the course code for PhD applications to Pharmacology is BLPH22. Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for AZ funding. Your online application will need to include:¿ Two academic references
¿ Transcript
¿ CV/resume¿ Evidence of competence in English
If required – you can check using our tool¿ Statement of interest (1500 characters)¿ Application cost £70 (you have 3 applications)

Please quote reference PL25679 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Informal inquires about individual projects should be directed to the supervisors

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

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