Wellcome Trust PhD Programme Wellcome Trust PhD Programme

Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute 

Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians

The Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia together with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute invite applications from medical or veterinary graduates for up to 10 Wellcome Trust funded PhD fellowships in the PhD Programme for Clinicians to be taken up by the end of 2018. The fellowships provide funding for: clinical salary, University and College fees and research consumables for 3 years*.  Prior to commencement, the Programme provides up to three months of additional salary support, enabling successful applicants to experience research in different groups before making an informed choice of their project and supervisor. Candidates who are interested in computational biology, epidemiology or public health can be funded for an additional 1-year MPhil in order to obtain the appropriate skills before starting their PhD.

Fellowships based in campuses in Cambridge or Norwich offer diverse research training opportunities in Departments and Institutes throughout the University of Cambridge Schools of Clinical Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Biomedical campus of the University of East Anglia and associated Institutes on the Norwich Research Park.

In addition, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world-leading centre at the forefront of experimental, computational and translational genomic research. Faculty members use large-scale genomic tools to investigate important global health problems such as cancer, malaria, diabetes and infectious disease. Examples of potential Sanger-based projects can be found on their website.

Applicants must be qualified in clinical or veterinary medicine. It is anticipated that many candidates will have already commenced their higher specialist clinical training, but this is not essential. The most important criteria we are looking for are academic excellence and the potential to pursue a career in academic clinical or veterinary medicine.  Further details are available from the Cambridge University website and also on the Norwich Medical School studentship pages or by contacting Teresa Wallman (tdw30@medschl.cam.ac.uk) or by contacting Professor Alastair Watson for the University of East Anglia (alastair.watson@uea.ac.uk).

Applications must be via the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions on-line portal.

* Limit of tenure applies: 3 years