PhD Studentships

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and provides a supportive learning environment designed to meet the scientific and transferable skills required for an internationally competitive career. The unit is currently based in Leicester and will be relocating to Cambridge in early 2020. Successful applicants will therefore be undertaking the first part of their PhD at the unit’s current premises in Leicester. Students will be registered with the University of Cambridge for the duration of their studentship and will enjoy membership of a University of Cambridge College from commencement of their PhD in October 2018, but initially have only limited access to College facilities due to the location of the unit.

Applications are invited for the following projects:

There are currently no projects accepting applications.

These adverts will remain open until 30th June 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Applications must be made via Cambridge University’s online applicant portal

The following projects have been filled and are no longer accepting applications:

Gerry Melino and Ivano Amelio: The p53 and the p53 family involvement in Cancer

Lia Panman: Metabolic reprogramming in human ES/iPS cell models of neurodegenerative disease

L. Miguel Martins and Anne Willis : Mitochondrial toxicity in Drosophila models of neurodegenerative disease

Funding Notes

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and university fees) a student must have:

-Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay

-Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three year prior to the start of the studentship. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences)

-Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education (this does not apply to UK or EU nationals)

Self Funded PhD Studentships

Applications are welcomed all year round from self-funded individuals (including overseas students) interested in pursuing a PhD at the Toxicology Unit. In the first instance please forward your full CV for the attention of Amanda Harris ( which must include a covering letter stating how your area of interest fits with Toxicology Unit research Programmes.


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