MRC-Sackler PhD Fellowships in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

King's College London

To start: 1st October 2018

The Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders is offering 1+3 (MRes+PhD) full-time fellowships suitable for students from a wide range of science backgrounds: including biological and physical sciences, medicine, mathematics and computer science. 

PhD opportunities are offered across a wide range of subject areas. For more information about work carried out in the Centre please visit (please note, MRes rotation projects and final PhD projects are agreed after an offer has been accepted).

PhD Coordinators: Dr Laura Andreae and Dr Anthony Vernon. Supervisors will be chosen at the end of MRes year. 

Entry requirements
Candidates should have or expect at least an upper second class degree (2:1) in a subject relevant to the department’s research programmes. If applicants possess a lower second class (2:2) then a research-based MSc at merit or distinction level is required. English language competence criteria apply. At King’s, we are deeply committed to making the university an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study. We encourage and welcome applications from across the community and all appointments are made solely on merit.

Award type and eligibility
The departmental studentships cover the following:

Course fees (Home/EU rate)

Stipend (approx. £20,600 per year)

Contribution towards research costs, training and conference attendance.

Must meet UK residency requirement. MRC Eligibility criteria can be found: 

How to apply
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal by 23:59 (GMT), 3rd January 2018. 

On the ‘Choosing a programme’ page, please enter the following programme name ‘Neurodevelopmental Disorders MRes’ and search

 In your application, you will be asked to include:

  • Academic Transcripts – where applicable, academic transcripts must be submitted with the online admissions application
  • Details of your qualifications (you will need to attach copies)
  • Details of previous employment
  • A personal statement describing your interests and why you wish to apply for this project. Please include this as an attachment rather than using the text box.
  • Academic References – all admissions applications require two supporting references. If the applicant is relying on his/her referees to submit references directly to the College after he/she has submitted his/her admissions application, then the applicant must ensure that their chosen referees are made aware of the funding deadline.

In the Funding section, please tick box 5 and include the following reference: SB-IOP-MRCS-18

Please note there is no need to complete the Research Proposal section in your application as the project has already been set.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the Postgraduate Research Administrator

References must be received by the deadline for the applicant to be eligible.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing DateTuesday 3rd January 2018 (23:59 GMT) 

Interviews: Monday 22nd January & Tuesday 23rd January 2018

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