PhD Studentships in Molecular Biology in UK

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LIMM is a research institute dedicated to understanding the molecular basis of human diseases and to translational research to couple molecular biology to clinical practice. Research in the institute spans cancer biology, molecular genetics, neuroscience, molecular haematology, musculoskeletal disease and pathology.

Further information about LIMM can be found at

Studentships are available from October 2010 for a fixed term of 3 years. Each studentship will fund EU/Home studentship fees, a stipend at MRC rate and laboratory consumables. Non-EU applicants would be required to obtain additional funding to cover the overseas component of the registration fee.

A wide range of projects are available, in areas including:

• mechanisms of gene regulation
• molecular genetics
• neurobiology
• cancer biology
• cancer therapeutics
• bioinformatics
• immunology
• haematopoiesis
• translational medicine
• musculoskeletal disease mechanisms
• stem cell biology

Details of all the projects offered can be found at:

Applicants should have, or be expecting to obtain, a relevant first degree at a standard of 2:1 or above and are encouraged to contact the appropriate supervisor to discuss the project before submitting their application by the 4 January 2010 closing date. Interviews will be held on 29 January 2010 when applicants will be shown around the Institute and be able to meet staff and see the facilities. Candidates invited for interview will be informed by 15 January 2010.

Applications should include a covering letter choosing up to 3 projects the applicant may want to be considered for, a full CV and full details of 2 academic referees. These should be sent or emailed to: Dr Rashida Anwar, Lead Postgraduate Tutor, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, Level 9, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF tel +44 (0)113 206 5645 email

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Textphone for deaf applicants only +44 (0)113 343 4353. All information is available in alternative formats please contact +44 (0)113 343 4146.


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