The Francis Crick Institute PhD studentships – Spring Call for Applications

The Francis Crick Institute has launched a second call for applications to its four-year PhD Programme for entry in September 2016.

If you are a graduate/master’s student with a background in biological sciences, physics, mathematics, computer science and/or chemistry and are interested in undertaking a PhD programme, please Click here, or visit the Crick website, for details.

Students are invited to apply by noon, Wednesday 30 March 2016.  More information about the studentships can also be found on the King’s intranet.

Applications open for CDT Medical Imaging

New ImageThe Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging have up to 20 PhD studentships available and applications are now open. If you are a graduate of chemistry, biology, pharmacy, physics, mathematics or engineering and interested in an interdisciplinary training approach specifically designed to meet challenges in healthcare and medical imaging, then this may be for you. The CDT is funded by EPSRC and is run jointly by King’s & Imperial College London.

Read what student Marta Dazzi feels about the CDT:

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term as a student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging. As a chemistry graduate, I already had a general idea on the ways chemists could impact the field of medical imaging but knew little about the work of other scientific disciplines. The course so far has given me an insight on the importance of an interdisciplinary approach for this research. It has been exciting to branch out from an orthodox chemistry degree- the first term is mainly focused on providing us all with a foundation for our PhD for example, the physics behind how imaging modalities work and how images are acquired and reconstructed. I have also really liked working and learning with people with different scientific backgrounds. Whilst I wasn’t too thrilled initially with the idea of dealing with another year of exams and lectures, the teaching so far has been brilliant. There are only around 20 students in a lecture so learning is more interactive and lecturers encourage discussions during the class. In addition to lectures, different assignments are set like literature reviews, presentations and lab reports which are helping me develop useful skills I will require for my PhD.

The department has also been very welcoming, even as MRes students we already feel part of the group since we are invited to attend weekly group meetings to learn more about the undergoing research. More importantly, the bi-monthly social events have been great and a good way to make new friends!

The application procedure was very efficient. Interviewers were very friendly and almost felt like an informal chat. By the end of the day, drinks and nibbles were provided and we had a chance to get to know the supervisors and have a chat about the projects available. Overall, my time so far in the CDT has been great fun and I would definitely recommend applying if you are considering pursuing a PhD.

Check out the website to view available PhD projects and application details.

Commonwealth Scholarships – New Zealand

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara has invited the CSC to nominate eight candidates for Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD study in New Zealand starting in early 2015. The following universities in New Zealand are offering to fund one Commonwealth Scholarship each at varying values:

Terms and conditions for levels of funding offered by each university. More information on eligible subjects and supervisors is available on the individual university websites.

Applicants should:

  • Be citizens of the United Kingdom (applicants with dual New Zealand/British nationality are ineligible)
  • Have at least an Upper Second Class Honours undergraduate degree (by the time of taking up an award)
  • Have thoroughly researched the research programmes and capabilities of their universities of preference in New Zealand and be able to demonstrate that they have made contact with and can show some degree of support from a potential doctoral supervisor. An indication that an applicant has received an offer of a place at their preferred New Zealand university would assist the assessment process but is not mandatory

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