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Current PhD studentship opportunities

Current opportunities

We are currently recruiting excellent students to a wide range of studentships in Health Sciences. 

Applications are invited for a range of research studentships offered by our interdisciplinary research groups and centres, mainly tenable for four years, and covering tuition fees and a stipend.

Candidates from the EU and overseas should be aware that some sponsors impose restrictions on eligibility. Please check the sponsor's eligibility requirements before applying. Eligibility requirements can be found on the sponsors' websites.

Current studentship opportunities in the Health Faculties Academic Research Divisions:


Project/Scheme TitleResearch DivisionReference NumberSupervisorsSponsorEligibilityDeadline for applications

Investigating biological mechanisms mediating the long lasting impact of childhood maltreatment on physical and mental health

IoPPN, Social, Genetic & Dvelopmental Psychiatry N/A

Dr Timothy Powell

Dr Sandrine Thuret

Dr Gerome Breen

King's College London Home/EU/ Overseas (please check details) 1/10/2016

Investigation of gene expression patterns in lymph node metastases and matched primary breast cancers

Division of Cancer Studies 2016/CAN/S02

Dr Anita Grigoriadis

Professor Arnie Purushotham

MRC Home/EU 22/10/2016
Novel biomarkers for liver imaging in the monitoring of cancer therapy Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering 2015/ISBE/S02

Professor Julia Schnabel

Professor Ralph Sinkus

iCASE: Medical Research Council (MRC) and Perspectum Diagnostics Home/EU students with standard research council restrictions Open until suitable candidate is found

The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh PhD studentship

Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics 2016/RDCMB/S04   The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh This studentship is only available to students who are citizens of, and ordinarily resident in, countries in Africa. The deadline for this studentship has now passed
Identification of the genetic causes of pigmentary glaucoma Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division 2016/DNS/S01

Professor Chris Hammond

Dr Pirro Hysi

Fight for Sight Home/EU The deadline for this studentship has now passed

Characterising non-road mobile machinery emissions through portable emissions testing and emissions inventory development

Division of Analytical & Environmental Sciences 2016/AES/S01

Dr David Green

Dr Sean Beevers

London Low Emission Construction Partnership  Home/EU/ Overseas The deadline for this studentship has now passed

The Investigation of neuromodulatory approaches for pain relief in models of headache

IoPPN, Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases N/A

Dr Anna P Andreou

Prof Stephen McMahon

The Migraine Trust Studentship Home/EU The deadline for this studentship has now passed
Development of a wide-field TCSPC detector for FLIM TIRF microscopy of cell membrane receptors Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics 2016/RDCMB/S01

Professor Klaus Suhling

Professor Maddy Parsons

King's College London Home The deadline for this studentship has now passed

Probing the skeletal stem cell niche through functional investigation of Prx1 expressing cells

Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics 2016/RDCMB/S03

Professor Malcolm Logan

Dr Scott Roberts (UCB Pharma)

BBSRC (CASE) Home/EU The deadline for this studentship has now passed.

Paediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: the role of bile acids and their transporters in disease susceptibility, potential new targets for treatment?

Transplantation Immunology & Mucosal Biology 2016/TIMB/S01

Dr Emer Fitzpatrick 

Professor Richard Thompson

KMRT - Joint Research Committee Home/EU The deadline for this studentship has now passed.
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