Studentships for 2013 are now open to applications.
Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Medical Research Council, Human Genetics Unit
Directed by Professor Nick Hastie, CBE, FRS
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a covering letter stating clearly why you are interested in applying. Although applications are made to the whole program initially, it would help if you indicate in your letter if there is a particular field in which you are interested.
Applications should include a full up-to-date C.V. (include vacation address), and names and addresses of two academic referees, sent by 11 January 2013 to:
An attractive stipend is offered and a comprehensive transferable skills training programme is also incorporated.
PLEASE NOTE that there are eligibility criteria for these studentships relating to nationality, and period and purpose of residency in the UK. Only EU nationals are eligible, but there are further restrictions for non-UK nationals. Full details can be found at the MRC website.
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4 Year PhD Program at a World Leading Institute
The Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) forms part of the University of Edinburgh and is a large, integrated research institute composed of the Molecular Medicine Centre, the MRC Human Genetics Unit, and the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre. The IGMM’s priorities are basic biomedical research through to clinical research across a wide range of themes.
Programmes of work include the following list of themes: genetics of common and complex human diseases, epigenetics, developmental biology and pediatrics, brain biology and disease, cancer biology and biomedical systems analysis. There are currently around 100 PhD students in training across the IGMM, with a thriving postgraduate society.
The successful applicant will be joining an innovative and exciting 4 year PhD program within the IGMM Graduate School, which incorporates an initial period that includes both academic and practical training in a wide range of research methodology. Short research projects in a variety of labs (in the first 6 months) will help students make informed choices for PhD projects. Each student will then choose their main PhD project with the advantage of having 3.5 years to complete their PhD research. Up to twelve studentships are available of which six will be based in the MRC HGU and six in the wider IGMM with different subject streams (one dedicated to cancer research, for example). These will be available in September 2013.
We are seeking students with the following attributes; an excellent academic record, a genuine enthusiasm for science, an enquiring mind, and a broad interest in the research themes of the IGMM.