Bbsrc Swbio PhD Training Partnership PhD Projects in The School of Biosciences

Cardiff University, UK is inviting excellent students to apply for a PhD position in mathematics. The initial contract for this position is four years. This position is closed on December 03, 2018.

The South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP) is a BBSRC-funded PhD training programme in the biosciences, delivered by a consortium comprising the Universities of Bristol (lead), Bath, Cardiff, Exeter, and Rothamsted Research.

Together, these institutions present a distinctive cadre of bioscience research staff and students, with established international, national and regional networks, and widely recognised research excellence. The partnership has a strong track record in advancing knowledge through high quality research and teaching, in partnership with industry and government.

The has awarded funding to 12 Doctoral Training Partnerships across the UK to provide PhD training in areas of strategic relevance to the BBSRC.

The SWBio DTP is one of these centres and has funding for 114 studentships (80 studentships BBSRC funded and 34 studentships partnership funded) over the duration of the award. These studentships will be based across all five partner institutions. These have been supplemented by a further 25 studentships over the award period. These CASE projects have an industrial partner who are able to offer a unique training experience in industry.

The aim of the SWBio DTP is to produce highly motivated and excellently trained postgraduates in the BBSRC priority areas of Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) and World-Class Bioscience (WCB), underpinned by training in mathematics and complexity science. These are growth areas of the biosciences and for which there will be considerable future demand.

Projects are being advertised across the partnership in a range of disciplines.

Please note that these projects are only available for supervision through the medium of English and therefore information pages are not currently available in the medium of Welsh.

The SWBio DTP follows a four-year PhD model. In the first year, you will receive a range of directed training, tailored to support your PhD project. This includes a series of compulsory taught units (taught co-localised) and self-directed study that take up about one-third of your available time.

In addition you will experience two assessed laboratory rotations in year 1, each in separate disciplines but designed to provide focused training tailored to your PhD project. You will be able to use your experiences with the laboratory rotations to refine the PhD projects on which you will concentrate on from August of the first year. The PhD thesis must be submitted within four years of starting the programme.

The research projects listed are in competition for funding with one or more of these projects available across the SWBio DTP. Usually the projects which receive the best applicants will be awarded the funding.

Refer to our page about the BBSRC SWBio Doctoral Training Partnership for available projects in other Cardiff University Schools.


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