Franklin PhD studentship

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a new national institute, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology development. 

Our one-of-a-kind fully funded PhD programme will recruit students to work on research projects which will cross a number of our current research themes. The projects will have real world impact, with world-leading research supervisors, access to industrial collaborations and brand-new laboratory facilities.

We're glad you've found us. Please click here for more details on the application process, our research themes, key dates and what the programme will look like for our incoming students this September.

If you are curious about our new 4-year PhD programme, please register to join our Zoom Q&A here on Tuesday 27th April at 12:00. Ask your questions and meet some of our scientists to find out about life at the Franklin.

We strongly recommend that applicants peruse our guidance document available here for information on what to include in your personal statement, and how to choose an appropriate referee before submitting your application.

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

Closing date: Sunday 18th July 2021 

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