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PhD Studentships at University of Cambridge – Vacancy in UK – Apply Below

The NIHR BTRU in ODT provides a center of excellence dedicated to research into organ donation and transplantation. PhD Studentships at University of Cambridge – Vacancy in UK, The overarching aims are to increase the number of organs available, improve long-term outcomes, and improve quality of life after transplant.

Research Themes

The unit has a wide and varied research program divided into three main themes and three cross-cutting themes. These studentships will focus on the specific areas of:

  • Organ perfusion within Theme 1
  • Immunohistocompatibility within Theme 3

Applications are invited for two 3-year PhD studentships in the National Institute for Health and Care Research Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation (NIHR BTRU in ODT, The posts will be based in the University of Cambridge Department of Surgery on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The proposed start date is 17th April 2024.

Department/Location: Department of Surgery at the University of Cambridge

Role: PhD Studentships – NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Reference: RE39216

Closing Date: 15 January 2024

Position Requirements

  • Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a first or upper-second-class degree in molecular or cell biology or an allied subject.
  • Applicants with relevant research experience, gained through Master’s study or while working in a laboratory, are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Motivation, creativity, and intellectual independence are desirable, as are excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • These are clinical programs of research and so involve some out-of-hours work.

Funding and Application

  • The funds for these posts are available for 3 years. Funding will cover the student’s stipend and tuition fees at the UK rate.
  • Non-UK applicants will be considered only if they can fund the overseas fee differential or if they are awarded a suitable scholarship.
  • We recommend that interested candidates visit the Postgraduate Funding Search for more detailed information about this opportunity, including the exact stipend amount, how to apply, and further information about each of the available projects.

How to Apply

  • The deadline for applications is 15 January 2024, and these must be made via the University Applicant portal (Applicant Portal and Self-Service account – Postgraduate Study).
  • Apply for ‘PhD (Probationary) in Surgery’ and then add ‘NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation’ as the proposed project title. It is not necessary to contact potential supervisors before applying.
  • You also do not need to upload a research proposal – this section can be used to explain which area of our research you are most interested in.
  • Informal inquiries can be addressed to Rachel Brown, BTRU Project Co-ordinator, [email protected].


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