Cambridge University PhD Studentship

The Centre for Trophoblast research aims to fund one PhD studentship for start in October 2020

The Centre for Trophoblast Research aims to fund one PhD studentship commencing in October 2020. It may be held in any relevant department within the University or affiliated institutes. The studentship will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude for research. The studentship will be fully funded at Wellcome Trust rates for three or four years of full-time research depending on academic background, and is open to UK, EU and overseas students. The Centre is also willing to consider hosting students for the PhD who have already secured independent funding. For information regarding the costs of PhD training in Cambridge please refer to the Board of Graduate Studies website:

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Central Cambridge


CATEGORY: Studentships

PUBLISHED: 1 October 2019

CLOSING DATE: 16 December 2019

Requirements Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a first class honours 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 PhD on satisfactory completion of a report at the end of their first year of study.

Application procedure We encourage all applicants to make initial informal inquiries regarding projects available and listed on our website here:

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 to: The Administrator, Centre for Trophoblast Research, Physiology Building, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EG, UK Applications by postal mail only. Deadline: Monday 16 December 2019.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Please refer to the Further Particulars for this role, and use this as a guideline for your application.

Please quote reference PM20902 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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