PhD Studentship in Chemical Biology at Cardiff University in UK

Deadline: 31 August 2016
Open to: holders of a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (2:1) or European equivalent and a Masters in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline
Scholarships: full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National minimum (GBR 14,057 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year)

Description

Cardiff University is pleased to offer studentship in Chemical Biology to undertake PhD degree programme. Cardiff is established as one of Britain’s leading universities. Its ambition is to be among the top 100 universities in the world and top 20 in the UK.

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship in Chemical Biology under the supervision of Dr Louis Luk in the School of Chemistry at Cardiff University. Dr Louis Luk has recently been appointed as a University Research Fellow at the University of Cardiff and is seeking a highly motivated recent graduate to join his research group as he establishes a diverse program, exploring new frontiers in synthetic biology.

Eligibility

  • Open to students of any nationality;
  • Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (2:1) or European equivalent and a Masters in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline;
  • The successful candidate shoul have a strong background in biochemistry and organic chemistry. First-hand experience in a relevant area of chemistry such as enzymology and synthetic chemistry is highly desirable;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Scholarship

This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National minimum (GBR 14,057 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year).

A highly motivated and dedicated student will gain a thorough training in synthetic biology and be rewarded with a highly stimulating project that will shape the future of this exciting new research program.

How to apply?

Interested applicants should send the following documents to Dr Louis Luk;

  • Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter;
  • Academic References (at least 2);
  • Academic Transcripts – where applicable, academic transcripts must be submitted with the online admissions application by the funding deadline.

For more information and informal enquiries, please contact Dr Louis Luk ([email protected]) with the subject heading “PhD in Chemical Biology”.

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2016. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. They can also consider a 1 April 2016, or 1 July 2016 start date.

Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

For more information please visit the official website.

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