Franklin PhD studentship

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a new physical sciences institute, funded by the UK government. We drive bold and innovative technology development through interdisciplinary collaborations across our research Themes. Technologies driven by the Franklin represent a factor of ten shift over current technologies.

We are looking to recruit exceptional open-minded students, who will work on the development of instruments across our current research Themes. Our one-of-a-kind fully funded PhD programme will provide high-level interdisciplinary skills training, access to industrial collaborations through a team of world-leading supervisors and brand-new laboratory facilities.

Franklin PhD students will have a wide-ranging choice of project, which will have real-world impact and be in collaboration with universities and partners across the UK.

If you are curious about our new 4-year programme, please click here to find out more and where to apply. We strongly recommend that you peruse our guidance available here for what to include in your personal statement.

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We look forward to reading about your skills, experiences and motivation in wanting to study with us. Good luck!

(Please note that we are recruiting on a first come, first served basis - so please submit your application as soon as you can.)


Type of Post
Full Time
Period of appointment
4 years
£18,000 per annum
Closing Date
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