Child Health Research PhD Studentship Scheme

University College London

Ucl Great Ormond Street Institute Of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust

Applications are invited from committed individuals wishing to do basic, translational or clinical research, and who expect to graduate with a UK 1st class or upper 2nd class honours degree or equivalent from abroad.

The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH) is a division of the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences. Together with its partner, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, ICH contains the largest concentration of research expertise in the scientific basis of child health in Europe. The DoH Biomedical Research Centre for Children’s Health was awarded to ICH/GOSH in 2007 and 2011, and in RAE 2008 ICH was part of a UCL return to UoA4 in which 70% of staff were rated as of international quality (4*, 40%; 3* 30%). In addition, ICH's return was scored as 100% 4* for both Environment and Esteem indicators.

The great strength of UCL's research has recently been reaffirmed in REF 2014. ICH was part of a UCL return to the Clinical Medicine sub-panel 1, and Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care sub-panel 2 (Main Panel A). In both sub-panels, 80% of UCL's research was rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent. In assessment of research power, UCL’s performance was top in the UK for sub-panel 1 and was second in the UK for sub-panel 2.

The Institute is committed to high quality postgraduate education and has a strong track record of training and support for its postgraduates. A high level of interaction exists across the Institute between basic scientists, clinicians and population health scientists, clinicians and population health scientists. The Institute is offering a number of research studentships for the academic year 2017-18, supported by the Child Health Research PhD Programme. Applicants selected for funding will be able to choose from the following areas:

Developmental Biology and Cancer

Developmental Neurosciences

Genetics and Genomics Medicine

Infection, Immunity, Inflammation

Population, Policy and Practice

For information about the projects and how to apply, please refer to the Child Health Research PhD studentship advert on the ICH website: Please note, applications that are submitted without following the correct procedure may not be considered. 

If you wish to visit the ICH to meet the Postgraduate Tutors, existing PhD students, and have the opportunity to take up tours of the facilities, there is an Open Day on 9th November 2016 from 1.30pm. There will be an opportunity to tour labs, discuss research opportunities, and view a display of posters by PhD students that demonstrates the range of ICH research. You will also have an opportunity to attend a Guest Lecture to be given by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, Head of the Division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics, The Francis Crick Institute (title to be confirmed).

Closing date for applications to ICH:  16th November 2016

Interview dates:  Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December 2016

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