Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Four-Year PhD Studentships

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Registered at the University of Cambridge

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics institute at the forefront of experimental and computational genome research. Our faculty apply large scale genomic tools to a range of research areas, including the investigation of human genetic variation in health, cancer and other diseases, experimental genetic analysis of gene function and genome variation in cells and model organisms, biological studies of bacterial and parasitic human pathogens, and computational interpretation of genomic data.

For a full list of faculty research interests please see http://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups.

Genomics is assuming an increasingly prominent place in biological research. Our PhD programme equips students with a unique blend of experimental and informatics skills, maximising their competitiveness for future opportunities. The research infrastructure and resources available at the Sanger Institute are outstanding, and the PhD programme makes full use of these to deliver scientific excellence, with our students regularly leading high impact publications.

We welcome applications from students who wish to utilise genomics to deliver key insights into human health and disease.

Twelve highly competitive fully funded (covering University fees and stipend) four-year studentships will be available from October 2017.

We value diversity, and the studentships are open to UK and international students. Students apply to the Institute rather than to specific faculty members, and will have the opportunity to rotate in three different faculty groups before selecting their PhD project.

For further information and details on how to apply please see http://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/phd-programmes.

Application closing date1st December 2016 (09:00 GMT).

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Clinical PhD Fellowships

We also provide funding for two Clinical Research Training Fellowships each year as part of the University of Cambridge Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians. For further information please see http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate-study-at-the-mrl/wellcome-trust-clinical-phd-programme/.