4 PhD studentships: Babraham Institue, Cambridge

Closing Date
3 Dec 2019
Directly funded
3.5 - 4 years

The following projects are available:

Disintegration of protein clearance pathways during protein degradation: a parallel misfolded protein approach

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Exploring the role of the Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor- Type F (PTPRF) in focal adhesion dynamics

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Signalling to the Code: Understanding the biochemical regulation of DNA methylation in stem cells

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Using the immune system to cure traumatic brain injury

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The Babraham Institute is a world-leader in fundamental biological research investigating the systems that underpin development and healthy ageing. It is a recognised postgraduate University Partner Institute of the University of Cambridge. Starting October 2020 a number of Studentships will be available leading to a University of Cambridge PhD degree. These studentships can be awarded for up to 3.5 or 4 years. In addition, studentships funded by a range of University of Cambridge funding schemes can be held at the Babraham Institute (see the student pages of our website here - https://www.babraham.ac.uk/vacancies-training/phd-programme) and for specific funding sources for EU and overseas graduate student at Cambridge, please visit here - http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

Please see our website (http://www.babraham.ac.uk/) and the BBSRC website (https://bbsrc.ukri.org/skills/) for details of eligibility and funding. Non-EU nationals must find funding for academic fees and personal support. In cases where applicants must find their own funding, we will require evidence that the level of funding is at least equal to the standard BBSRC/MRC PhD funding package.

Students will join a thriving scientific community situated on an attractive parkland campus near Cambridge. Our 60 students are all members of Cambridge Colleges and participate fully in University social and academic life - https://www.gradschl.lifesci.cam.ac.uk/

Details of our interactive scientific programmes can be found on the Babraham Institute website - http://www.babraham.ac.uk/.
As a student at the Institute, you will have access to all of our outstanding science facilities (https://www.babraham.ac.uk/science-services), each one providing specialist equipment and expertise to support key research techniques and technologies. In addition to our animal facility, imaging, chemical synthesis and mass spectrometry we are able to offer transgenics services, flow cytometry, lipidomics, next-generation sequencing and a highly specialist team of bioinformaticians. In addition, several of our facilities operate training programmes to help you develop your own skills in these key research areas. The Institute’s research groups also incorporate a selection of other cutting-edge specialties including single-cell and multiomics approaches.

All applications for PhD Studentships at the Babraham Institute need to be made using the University of Cambridge Graduate Application Portal regardless of funding source: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/

Please see the “Applying for a PhD” pages on our website for further details of the application process: https://www.babraham.ac.uk/vacancies-training/phd-programme/phd-applications

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend our Institute Graduate Open Day on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 for a series of interviews. This will give applicants an opportunity to meet Group Leaders and their research groups, as well as receiving a tour of our research facilities. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid to those invited.

Students will not be able to take up an award unless they meet all University eligibility criteria and are successful in securing admission to the University. In addition, they will not be able to apply for a visa (if needed) until they hold an unconditional offer from the University.

The deadline for submission of applications via the Graduate Application Portal is 3rd December 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

An equal opportunities employer. An Institute supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council


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Contact Details

If you would like more information or have any questions not answered on our website or the University of Cambridge Graduate Admission site, please contact us:
Graduate Studies Assistant, Babraham Institute, Babraham Research Campus, CB22 3AT or email to babraham.graduate@babraham.ac.uk