The Centre for Trophoblast Research aims to fund up to two Ph.D. studentships commencing in October 2019. These may be held in any relevant department within the University or affiliated institutes.
The studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude for research.
Scholarships Number and Award:
Two studentships are available. The studentships will be fully funded at Wellcome Trust rates for three or four years of full-time research depending on academic background, and are open to UK, EU, and overseas students.
Education Level & Subject:
Studentships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme. Studentships are awarded within the Department of Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience.
-Studentships are available for UK, EU, and overseas students.
-Applicants should hold or expect to obtain, a first class honors degree in a relevant biological subject. Applicants holding a Masters degree will also be welcome to apply for a 3-year studentship.
For overseas students, the minimum undergraduate GPA for entrance into the University is 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and those for whom English is not their native language should see the Board of Graduate Studies’ guidelines regarding Competence in English.
Research students are initially admitted without being registered for a particular degree and are only registered for the Ph.D. on satisfactory completion of a report at the end of their first year of study.
-Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply:
We encourage all applicants to make initial informal inquiries of individual members of the Centre regarding projects on offer at https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/projects.
Once you have identified a potential supervisor and project you should make a formal application as follows: Send a curriculum vitae, a half-page personal statement outlining your motivation for research at the Centre, two confidential academic references in sealed envelopes, and, if possible, a transcript of your undergraduate results by post.
December 14, 2018