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Integrated Doctoral Training Programme: In vivo Biology and Medicine

Integrated Doctoral Training Programme: In vivo Biology and Medicine
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Vacancy Reference No: PM06470

Limit of tenure applies*

Applications are invited for The MRC integrated masters doctoral training programme 'In vivo Biology and Medicine' which is hosted by the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience under the general direction of Cambridge Neuroscientist Professor Bill Harris (pictured below, left), and involving many contributing departments' principal investigators.

The programme theme emphasises research in metabolic physiology, neuroscience and developmental biology. Most of the investigators in this programme are developing and using advanced imaging strategies to open new windows into basic biological problems. These new in vivo approaches rely on the interplay of technological advances in physics, chemistry and biology and are enabling scientists to see what is happening inside the body and the brain of living organisms at unprecedented levels of detail, and helping clinicians to find the foci and causes of, and effective treatments for, various disease states.

The programme has a '1+3' structure: in the first year, you take a research training course leading to assessment for a masters degree, and then, subject to satisfactory progress, move onto three years of doctoral research.

Admission to the programme is for the full four years; the masters element cannot be applied for as a separate element. This course cannot be taken on a part-time basis.

The masters year aims to deliver research experience and training that prepares you for focusing on PhD research in a topic related to imaging, but which also offers opportunities to sample multi-disciplinary teaching and research to broaden your appreciation of the context in which your own research falls.

Click here for further information on programme content, investigators and how to apply.

* Limit of tenure: Four years.

Closing date: 31 May 2010.

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Posted on 30/04/2010

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