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BBSRC funded studentship available for October 2016 within the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

last modified Feb 10, 2016 01:30 PM

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We are pleased to advertise a 4-year BBSRC funded PhD Studentship to conduct research in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience available from October 2016. 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. You will join the BBSRC Doctoral Training Program (DTP) which includes training in statistics and systems biology (SysMIC), and two rotation projects in the first year, one in the PhD laboratory and a second in another laboratory providing a complementary research experience (all the DTP rotation projects will be available for the student to choose from). In addition, you will undertake a 12-week professional internship during the PhD.

Application procedure

Step 1: Contact supervisor(s)

Make contact with the supervisor(s) by email to find out more information about projects. A list of supervisors and projects is available here. Include your CV, detailing your academic record and contact details for 2 academic referees. Initial enquiries should be made as early as possible.

Step 2: University application

If the supervisor wishes to nominate you for the competition, he/she will ask you to apply formally to the University using the online application form (GRADSAF).

Use the appropriate course code:

  • Course code: BLPN22
  • Programme of study or research area: PhD (Probationary) in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
  • Department: Dept of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
  • Final Award: PhD

List the name of your prospective supervisor in section A(12). You will also be required to submit a research proposal (1-2 pages of A4).

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 a GRADSAF to our Department or to the BBSRC DTP should be directed to Ms Aileen Briggs, Graduate Administrator (

Deadline for online applications is Monday 29 February 2016, with ALL supporting documentation to be submitted by Monday 14 March 2016. Interview dates to be confirmed. 

Each Application made using a GRADSAF will cost £50 (if you cannot apply online, you may apply on paper, but the fee is £100).


For information on eligibility see