The Francis Crick Institute Four Year PhD Studentships 2016

The Francis Crick Institute are looking for 45 exceptional students to join their four year Crick PhD Programme starting in September 2016.

The application deadline is 12 noon GMT Wednesday 11th Nov 2015.

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The Wellcome Trust offers NFTS Studentship

The Wellcome Trust is offering financial support for one PhD-level biomedical scientist to undertake a two-year MA at the NFTS in Games Design & Development, Directing Fiction or Screenwriting.

The Trust’s research shows that the overwhelming majority of the public regards television as their most significant source of information about science. It believes that the broadcast media should represent and reflect all areas of science and culture, and therefore should be produced by people from a variety of different backgrounds. It aims to increase the crossover between science and the media and to enable bright, articulate and motivated scientists to explore careers in the broadcast, games and film industries. The award will pay for tuition costs plus a grant to cover basic living expenses for the duration of the studentship.

Applicants should be PhD-level biomedical scientists wishing to explore a career in the broadcast, games and film industries. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent, some experience of science communication, and a demonstrable aptitude for working with TV, radio, film or games.

The studentships will only be awarded to applicants who have a confirmed place on the NFTS course of interest. After the application deadline, a shortlist of candidates for interview will be drawn up, with interviews taking place in late July.

The deadline for applications to Screenwriting and Directing Fiction is May 7, 2015 and Summer 2015 for Games Design and Development.  If you are interested in making an application, please contact Dr Jon Wardle – Director of Curriculum and Registrar – by email jwardle@nfts.co.uk.

For more information visit The Wellcome Trust’s website.

Interesting graduate programme at Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust Graduate Development Programme – Finance and Investments

In our world, graduates like you use their knowledge and enthusiasm to come up with interesting ideas and answer out-of-the-box questions. Is Facebook worth $100 billion? What is your view on the Polish Zloty? Will Chinese consumers shop more on mobile phones? These are some of the things that we consider as we manage our $28bn investment portfolio. We fund our charitable grants and other activities from profits made from this portfolio, we do not receive any donations. In this programme, you’ll learn how to invest to support our charitable spending over the long term.

Applications for our 2015 Graduate Development Programme are now open – for information on what you’d do and if you are eligible to apply go to:

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Jobs/Graduate-Development-Programme/index.htm

We are also running a series of events to enable you to find out more about our Finance and Investments scheme and meet our current graduates:

London (Mon, 13th October): open evening starting at 6pm at Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Register for a space at http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Jobs/Graduate-Development-Programme/index.htm