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International PhD Academy: Medical Research

PGR-RA-60

Expertise of research area
brain tumour; breast cancer; cancer biology; cancer genomics; cancer therapeutics; cancer treatment; cell biology; colorectal cancer; gastroenterology; haematology; immunotherapy; Leeds Institute of Medical Research; LIMR; liver cancers; medical diagnosis; microbiology; oncology; ovarian cancer; viral oncology; Cancer; drug discovery; Imaging; medicine; stem cells; virology


<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

This 4-year PhD programme is tailored to train and equip you with the necessary knowledge and research skills to embark on your PhD project. The programme is especially suitable for candidates who have limited research experience and for students wishing to update their skills or change research area.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>The programme is especially suitable for candidates who have limited research experience and for students wishing to update their skills or change research area.</p> <p>At the&nbsp;<a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/160/leeds_institute_of_medical_research_at_st_jamess" target="_blank">Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR) at St. James&#39;s</a>&nbsp;our vision is to impact locally, nationally and globally on biomedical and clinical research with a primary emphasis on health outcomes. We bring together scientists and clinicians to focus collaboratively on biomedical research and its translation to the benefit of patients. We train the next generation of scientists through state-of-the-art research-led teaching.</p> <p>You will be part of a prestigious, research-intensive&nbsp;<a href="https://russellgroup.ac.uk/about/our-universities/" target="_blank">Russell Group university</a>. We are ranked in the top ten universities in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the highest award possible, reflecting the quality of our teaching. Here, you will have an exceptional student experience.</p> <h2><strong>Programme structure</strong></h2> <p>The first year combines taught modules and two mini research projects to provide you with in-depth specialist scientific knowledge and research skills relevant to your PhD. The PhD research project will occupy years 2-4. The design of the 4-year PhD programme allows the creation of a personalised programme for each student with complementary modules chosen to meet your specific development needs relevant not only to your PhD but your future career and employability.</p> <h2><strong>Available projects</strong></h2> <p>A range of projects are available in the following research areas:</p> <ul> <li>cancer biology</li> <li>diagnostics and Pathology</li> <li>gastroenterology</li> <li>genetics</li> <li>haematology</li> <li>immunology</li> <li>molecular Medicine</li> <li>oncology</li> <li>translational medicine</li> </ul> <h2><strong>What our programme offers</strong></h2> <ul> <li>a rich multi-disciplinary environment giving you the opportunity to develop a wealth of new skills and knowledge</li> <li>diverse training and experience from year 1 ensuring a solid foundation for your main 3-year project</li> <li>high impact research projects to ensure our students have a wealth of career opportunities open to them</li> <li>bespoke academic, personal and professional development of students</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Applications can be made at any time. To apply for this project applicants should complete an <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">online application form</a> and submit this&nbsp;alongside a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. Please make it clear in the research information section that you are applying for the International PhD Academy: Medical Research, as well as the title of the project you wish to be considered for.</p> <p>We also require 2 academic references to support your application. Please ask your referees to send these <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/downloads/download/130/faculty_graduate_school_-_scholarship_reference_form">references</a> on your behalf, directly to <a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a></p> <p>If you have already applied for other projects using the Faculty Application Form this academic session you do not need to complete this form again. Instead, you should email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>&nbsp;to inform us you would like to be considered for this project.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the programme&rsquo;s English language requirements. This is shown on the individual project adverts.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8221.</p>


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