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MRC DTP (PhD) - Studentship

The Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute, and includes as associate partners the MRC Institutes and Units in Cambridge, and other University Partner Institutes.

We are offering ~ 10 fully funded PhD studentships for projects commencing in October 2018.

In addition to excellent research facilities, students will have access to a wide variety of training and researcher development activities, many of which are offered through the Graduate School of Life Sciences and the wider University.

Project details: Students admitted to the course will select their PhD projects after the first 3 weeks of term, giving them time to shadow students in different laboratories, and to approach potential supervisors from across the Graduate School of Life Sciences. Projects will have a translational and/or industrial relevance, and examples can be found at the following link:

Applications must be made via the University's online Applicant Portal, see:

Please also follow the instructions on the Cambridge MRC DTP website at:

The course code is MDSM22.

You can select one theme and two projects from that theme - please add these to the 'Research title' field in order of preference quoting the project ID. Selected projects will be discussed during interviews, but final project selections will not occur until after admission to the course. In the 'Research summary' field provide a brief synopsis of why you have chosen your project(s). Please provide the name of the Principal Supervisor for your first choice project in the 'Research Supervisor' field.

You need to upload the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Transcripts or degree certificates
  • English language score report forms (if English is not your first language)

Note: The two referees you list on the application form will be contacted automatically for their references, so please ensure you provide their correct email addresses. For general application enquiries, please email the Graduate Training Office:

Please quote reference RA13604 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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