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Medical Research Council PhD studentship at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce a Medical Research Council (MRC) supported PhD Studentship to start in October 2012.

The Department has an outstanding international reputation in the field of psychiatric research, rated the best psychiatry department in the UK and in Europe, and has excelled in the last three Research Assessment Exercises. The Department welcomes applications from candidates with a good degree in psychological, biological, medical, clinical or mathematical sciences for a studentship to conduct research for a doctoral degree.

Candidates need to put forward a potential project title together with a research proposal. This may be done informally in conjunction with a potential supervisor by email. Applicants for the studentship should have, or expect to gain a first or strong upper second class Honours degree in an appropriate subject, and may also have completed further research training or a Masters degree. The research council studentship stipend will be paid at RCUK rates for the duration of the award and fees are met.

To apply, please email the following documents to the Education

Administrator (Adisa Pamukcic)

a full academic CV (including contact details for at least two academic referees)

research proposal (maximum 1000 words)

letter of application indicating the following:

o why you wish to conduct research in Cambridge,

o your preference for PhD supervisor or supervisors if more than one choice appears possible;

o an outline of your current research interests and any completed research conducted;

o a clear statement of your eligibility for this MRC funding award (see below).

Applications can also be posted to the following address: Adisa Pamukcic (Education Administrator), University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH.

IMPORTANT: Applications to be received by 31st January 2012. Interviews will be held on February 20th 2012.

Further information about MRC PhD studentships is available from the MRC website:

Enquiries regarding the administration of the application process, or potential supervisors, should be directed via email to the Education Administrator, Adisa Pamukcic (email:  tel: + 44 (0) 1223 746 105)



Medical Research Council PhD Studentship

Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Applicants should note the following before submitting their application:

Research Proposals should be a maximum of 1000 words.

If possible applicants should identify a potential supervisor via the Department of Psychiatry’s website at

Posted on 09/12/2011

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