LMS PhD Programme in Imperial College London, UK

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Designation/Position- LMS PhD programme

London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS), Imperial College London, UK invites application for LMS PhD programme from eligible and interested candidates

About- LMS (Imperial College London) is a vibrant research environment in which scientists and clinicians collaborate to advance the understanding of biology and its application to medicine. Their research is focused on some of the UK’s major health challenges that arise from changes in diet (obesity, diabetes, and heart disease) and increased lifespan (dementia and cancer). Through tackling fundamental questions about the interplay between genes, environmental stresses such as diet, and the way their bodies age their researchers aim to translate this knowledge to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of diverse medical conditions.

Research/Job Area- Any scientific subject offered by the university

  •  Mechanisms that drive cell-to-cell variability in the expression of immune genes
  • Genetic analysis of complex cardiovascular traits
  • Chromatin and transposon regulation in development and pluripotency
  • Synthetic biology
  • Investigating host-microbial crosstalk, immunity and tissue repair at the intestinal barrier
  • 3D chromatin organization and regulation in development
  • Chromatin evolution – beyond histones

Location- London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS), Imperial College London, UK

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Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class honors degree or equivalent in an appropriate scientific subject from a recognized academic institution. Whilst a master’s degree is preferable, it is not essential.

All applicants should ensure they also meet the Imperial College Entry Requirements, including the English Language Requirement.

Whilst the funding for these studentships is open to students worldwide, funding for overseas students is more restricted. For this reason, only exceptional overseas students will be considered.

Job/Position Description- 

  • Each year research group has multiple fully funded studentships available for a 3.5 year Ph.D. program commencing each October.
  • These studentships provide a generous stipend, tuition fees, and bench fees for 3.5 years.
  • This program is designed for students who have a clear idea of the field in which they wish to work and who have solid laboratory or research experience.
  • It provides the opportunity to undertake a Ph.D. project that will make a novel contribution to scientific knowledge and understanding.
  • Each studentship focuses on its own unique research project within one of the multiple research groups.

Whilst the research group advises all applicants to read through the available projects to see what is available, please note that you are applying to the program rather than an individual project at this stage.

All applications will be viewed by all recruiting supervisors. If you are invited to interview, you will have the opportunity to meet with multiple supervisors to discuss their projects in detail before selecting the ones you wish to be considered for.

Interviews will take place remotely from Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 January 2021.

How to Apply- 

To apply, please download an application form from HERE, complete, and email to students@lms.mrc.ac.uk by the deadline date of Tuesday 15 December (23:59 GMT). Applications must be supported by two academic references to be considered. Please read the reference information below.

Important Reference Information

  • Please note that the research group can only consider applications supported by two academic references received by the deadline date of Tuesday 15 December 2020  in the form of a letter of support.
  • References are to be sent directly to students@lms.mrc.ac.uk
  • References must be sent directly from the referees and cannot be accepted if sent via the student.
  • References should either be on official institute headed paper or via a formal institute email account (gmail, yahoo etc not accepted).
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact their referee and ask them to send their letter of support. We will not contact them.

Last Date for Apply– 15 December 2020 (23:59 GMT)

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