Rosalind Franklin Institute

Franklin PhD Studentships (10304)

Rosalind Franklin Institute

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a national research institute dedicated to developing new technologies to tackle important health research challenges.  We drive bold and innovative technology development through interdisciplinary collaborations across our scientific research teams.  The Franklin has selected a unique suite of techniques where we can push developments that are synergistic and impactful. Find out more about our research here. 

Franklin students work on highly interdisciplinary projects across our research themes with real-world impact, world-leading research supervisors, access to industrial collaborations and top universities from across the UK and beyond-state-of-the-art technologies. 

We are recruiting open-minded students from any scientific, mathematical, engineering or computing discipline to work on the development of instruments across our research teams. 

The Franklin PhD programme is fully funded for four years, where successful students will be offered: 

  • Opportunity to work at a novel, research-focused institute, with the added benefit of working with top universities in the UK and leading international companies in a truly innovative programme
  • Access to industrial collaborations through a team of world-leading supervisors and new laboratory facilities
  • High-level interdisciplinary skills training
  • Wide-ranging choice of projects
  • Enhanced tax-free stipend each year and other benefits shown here.
  • Individual mentoring
  • Free affiliate student societies / club membership to a college from University of Oxford (please note that this does not include access to university accommodation, nor will our students be registered at University of Oxford)

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We look forward to reading about your skills, experiences and motivation in wanting to study with us. 

Good luck! 

Area: Scientific 

Period of appointment 4 years 

To begin your PhD journey with us access our online application portal here. 

How to apply 

Please click the 'Apply' button (above) to apply for our 4-year programme (starting October 2024). 

We will be recruiting throughout the year to fill our cohort. We look forward to reading about your skills, experiences and motivation in wanting to study with us. Good luck! 

International applicants 

We welcome applications from international candidates, who bring unique perspectives and experiences to the Franklin. We can offer one international candidate a funded place on our Franklin PhD studentship. The successful international candidate will be registered with University of Edinburgh for the four years, during which time Edinburgh will generously cover international tuition fees. This means that this applicant will not have to pay any fees and will also receive an annual stipend funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Please note that the Franklin cannot fund visa application costs, international flight costs or the immigration healthcare surcharge. 

Questions? 

If you have any questions, please do check our Questions section here or message training@rfi.ac.uk.