University of Leicester fosters future biomedical research talent

Posted by er134 at Mar 10, 2016 12:15 PM |
£2 million investment into postgraduate research

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 10 March 2016

The University of Leicester is making a substantial investment into a critical mass of future biomedical research talent by announcing 27 new PhD studentships that will tackle some of the world’s most pressing and bioscience health issues.

Over £2 million will be put into funding new postgraduate research projects in the University’s College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, known worldwide for achievements such as the development of DNA fingerprinting, vital advances in fighting heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes, and developments in forensic psychology.

The College offers a dynamic, modern environment for postgraduate research, built on decades of highly respected achievement. To enhance their existing research profile, the College has announced a major initiative offering 27 studentships that will provide a boost to their world class Departments in:

  • Cancer Studies (2 studentships)
  • Cardiovascular Sciences (5 studentships)
  • Genetics (2 studentships)
  • Health Sciences (5 studentships)
  • Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (3 studentships)
  • Medical Education (1 studentship)
  • Molecular and Cell Biology (3 studentships)
  • Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour (2 studentships)
  • The Diabetes Research Centre (2 studentships)

Two additional interdisciplinary studentships are on offer; one jointly with the College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities and one with the College of Science and Engineering (2 studentships).

Professor Philip Baker, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, said: “The College views our cadre of PhD students as absolutely critical to our research mission; we’re committed to ensuring a rewarding and invigorating environment to enable research of the highest calibre.”

Professor David Lambert, Director Post Graduate Research in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, said: “Postgraduate researchers are a cornerstone of our research strategy and we want to ensure that high quality students continue to be attracted to the College.

“The projects on offer cover the breadth of the College’s substantial research activity and there is scope for high quality applicants interested in a range of fields to find a place in one of our leading departments.”

Studentships are available to Home/EU students with at least a 2(i) degree or equivalent. Fees, bench contribution and RCUK equivalent stipend will be covered. To apply, select the host department of the project and submit an application here

Closing date is noon (UK time) on Friday 29 April 2016.

In the funding section of the online application form, please select ‘Studentship’ and then Select ‘CMBSP’ in the next dropdown option. Please also indicate the name of the project supervisor(s) and the project title in the space provided.

More information on project titles, supervisors and contacts can be found here

For further general details and eligibility criteria please contact the Department / supervisor directly or email Professor David Lambert, College Director of Post Graduate Research (


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For more information, contact Professor David Lambert on

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