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Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD programmes now recruiting

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce that recruitment has now opened for two Wellcome Trust funded 4-year PhD programmes at the University of Edinburgh.

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Applications are now being accepted for outstanding students to join two Wellcome Trust funded 4-year PhD programmes.

Applications are now being accepted for places on two PhD programmes at the University of Edinburgh:  Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health and One Health Models of Disease. 

Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health

The existing programme in Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health is led by Profs Keith Matthews and Mark Woolhouse, and is based in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Since its establishment in 2016, the programme has developed a unique interdisciplinary and international research training structure providing expertise spanning infectious disease biology from molecular to evolutionary and epidemiological scales.

Pleae visit the programme website for more details.

Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health programme website

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 14 January 2020

One Health Models of Disease: Science, Ethics and Society

The second programme based in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine is led by Prof Ross Fitzgerald, of The Roslin Institute and Director of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, and Dr Martyn Pickersgill, Reader in Social Studies of Biomedicine at the Usher Institute.

This new programme adresses the technological advances that are being made in genome editing and animal bioscience, and which have potential for huge societal impact. 

Students will be equipped with expertise in relevant experimental techniques, alongside key understanding of the bioethical and social contexts of the models they develop. 

Please vsit the programme website for more details.

One Health Models of Diseases programme website

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 16 January 2020

How to apply

Both the PhD programmes are for basic scientists and are open to UK, EU and international candidates.  Students will be fully funded for four years, including all university fees, and will receive a generous stipend of £19.9K per year.

Successful applicants will start their study in Edinburgh in October 2020.

6 places are available on each programme.

Details of how to apply, entry requirements and eligibility are on the programme websites.

Questions?

If you have any queries, please contact the relevant programme administrator.

Email the Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health admin team

Email the One Health Models of Disease admin team