David James-Wolfson College-SBS PhD Studentship

Department of Pharmacology, Central Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 14th Dec 2021
  • Funding amount: Funding Available
  • Funding for: EU Students, International Students, UK Students
  • REF: PL29457
  • Closes: 31st January 2022
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a 4-year David James-Wolfson College-SBS PhD Studentship as part of the School of the Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Program (SBS DTP) to conduct research in the Department of Pharmacology 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, Wolfson College, and the School of Biological Sciences. The successful applicant will become a member of Wolfson College, which offers a lively and welcoming home to a diverse and cosmopolitan community of postgraduate and older (21+) undergraduate students, as well as having 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. You will also undertake a 3-month Professional Internship for PhD students (PIPS) at some stage during your study and will participate in training and cohort-building events.

Applicants for this course 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.

Online applications with ALL supporting documentation to be submitted by 12 midday on Monday 31 January 2022 at the latest.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDUREStep 1: Contact supervisor(s)Make contact with potential supervisor(s) within the Department of Pharmacology by email to find out more information about projects. A list of supervisors and available projects is available at https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/abstracts. Include your CV, detailing your academic record and contact details for 2 academic referees.

Step 2: University ApplicationIf the supervisor wishes to support you for the competition, he/she 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 our Department via email to phar-gradoffice@lists.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PL29457 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.

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