Astrazeneca/pharmacology 4 Year PhD Studentships X 3

A new opening PhD position in molecular biology is available at University of Cambridge, UK. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for 4 years in UK. Applications are invited up to November 30, 2018.

Applications are invited for 4-year PhD studentship funded by AstraZeneca and the Department of Pharmacology. The student will be working on collaborative projects co-led by departmental supervisors and AstraZeneca scientists. Apart from carrying out research, in the first year, the student will have compulsory training in: 1) Statistics, 2) Analysis of Biological Data and 3) Systems Training in Maths, Informatics, Statistics and Computation Biology (SysMIC). The student will join a vibrant research community of PhD students and scientists working on various research themes such as; Cell Signalling, Cancer and Infectious Diseases, Macromolecular Structure, Neuropharmacology and Vascular Pharmacology.

Candidate We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual, capable of thinking and working independently. Applicants should have or shortly expect to obtain a minimum of a UK II.i Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Pharmacology or a related subject including Cellular or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Competition is intense and the successful applicant is expected to demonstrate high academic achievements. This position is open to UK/EU candidates only.

Funding Full funding covering the University Composition Fee and Maintenance (currently 17,000 pa), is provided for up to 4 years, with effect from 1 October 2019.

A summary of the projects available can be found at:

All applications will need to be made through the University Application Portal: https://www. graduate. study. cam. ac. uk/courses/directory/blphpdphc/apply for further information about the programme and to access the Applicant Portal. Please note that the course code for PhD applications to Pharmacology is BLPH22. Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for AZ funding and the 2-principal investigators you are interested in working with.

Informal inquires about individual projects should be directed to the supervisors listed above. Applications need to be submitted up 30th Nov 2018. Applications will be assessed as and when they are submitted. Interviews will take place between 15th and 31st, January 2019.

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Amparo Saez (


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