Molecular and Cell Biology Studentships 2018

PhD Studentship

School/Department -

Molecular and Cell Biololgy


Supervisor(s) -  See project descriptions


Start Date - 24 September 2018


Eligibility - Available to UK / EU applicants only


Application Close Date -  20 March 2018


Molecular and Cell Biology have one College of Life Sciences Studentship available for September 2018 start.

We have three projects to chose from. However, only one of these will be funded and will be awarded to the best candidate.


Supervisor: Professor Ian Eperon

Project Title:
SR proteins: interactions and functions of master-regulators of gene expression    Project description (.pdf)


Dr Andrey Revyakin
Dr Olga Makarova

Project Title:
Single-molecule nanotechnology to visualize the space-time coupling between mRNA transcription and mRNA splicing by human RNA polymerase Project description (.pdf)


Dr Kayoko Tanaka
Dr Andrew Hudson (Department of Chemistry)

Project Title:
Unravelling the mechanism of microtubule anchoring  Project description (.pdf)


The studentship provides a UK/EU fee waiver and stipend at RCUK rates (£14,777 for 2018/9) for 3 years.

Entry Requirements

  • First class or upper second class undergraduate degree OR an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Standard English language requirements, if applicable
  • Available only to applicants who are eligible to pay the UK/EU tuition fee - i.e., those who are permanently resident in the UK or another EU country
  • Available for full-time study only
  • Applicants must be able to start in September 2018

Informal Enquiries

Informal project enquiries are welcome - please contact the supervisor on the project description

Application enquiries to PGR Admissions

Apply Now

  1. Select your preferred project from the list above.
  2. Draft a personal statement that tells us why you want to apply for the project research, describes any relevant research experience .e.g previous degree, lists any academic work you may have published or is awaiting publication.
  3. Prepare your supporting documents
  4. Submit your online application - apply for Molecular and Cell Biology Research /September 2018
  5. In the funding section of the online application indicate you want to be considered for a College of Life Sciences Studentship. Include the project title and supervisor in the proposal section of the application

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