Medical Research Council (MRC) funded PhD studentships are available at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge.
The MRC Epidemiology Unit (www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk) is a research department in the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge, investigating the causes and prevention of diabetes and obesity. Studentships are available in any of our programmes. These include the aetiology of diabetes and obesity, growth and development, nutritional epidemiology, physical activity epidemiology, physical activity and public health, behavioural epidemiology and diabetes prevention.
Studentships will commence in October 2017. These are 3-year positions for those who have a Masters degree, or equivalent training, in an appropriate scientific discipline. Opportunities also exist for 4-year positions for those wishing to undertake the MPhil in Epidemiology or Public Health in the first year. We provide diverse training opportunities for all aspects of research and for transferable academic and generic skills. The academic requirement for entry is a first or upper second class degree or equivalent. Graduate students register with the University of Cambridge and belong to one of its Colleges.
UK National and UK Resident Applicants – Full funding is available, including university fees and a stipend.
Other European Economic Area (EEA) Applicants – Partial funding is available, covering university fees only. Therefore, in addition to your application to us, we suggest that you also apply to other schemes for maintenance or bursary funding, e.g.:
Non-EEA Applicants – Unfortunately you are not eligible for MRC funding. You are still welcome to submit an application to us, but you should also apply to other schemes for full funding (note many of these have earlier deadlines). For examples, see:
To apply, please submit your application using the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applicant-portal in which you will need to include a full CV, covering letter describing your funding eligibility status and outlining the research topic that you wish to pursue and the contact details for two academic referees.
For any enquiries please contact Graduate Studies, MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science,Cambridge Biomedical Campus Box 285, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, United Kingdom or email your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors to discuss their research topic.
Applicants are advised to visit www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/work-and-study/studentships for general information before submitting their application.
Closing date: Friday 6th January 2017
Interviews: Friday 27th January 2017