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The British Heart Foundation awarded the Cambridge BHF Centre of Research Excellence £6M over five years (2019-2024). As part of this award, the Centre will fund a number of non-clinical PhD Studentships.

We are pleased to offer a number of 3-year non-clinical PhD studentships for students to start their PhD course in October 2021, and invite applications from the Centre investigators and collaborators.

We are particularly keen to recruit mathematical, computational and physical scientists to train in cardiovascular informatics, statistics and imaging to build capacity in these areas. In general, priority will be given to interdisciplinary projects that promote collaboration between multiple Centre themes:

  • Cardio-metabolic medicine
  • Functional genomics
  • Population sciences
  • Vascular medicine

Further information about the Centre themes and lead researchers can be found on our website:

Applicants should have obtained an honours degree (at least equivalent to a UK 2.1) or a Master’s degree in a scientific discipline that is relevant to the project. The Studentship provides a maintenance stipend, University tuition fees at the Home rate, and £10K per year towards other costs (e.g. consumables, animals, travel). Applicants must satisfy the University of Cambridge graduate student entrance requirements.

Applications should consist of:

  • CV of the potential PhD applicant
  • Maximum 2-page research plan (including Title, Background, Hypothesis, Aims, and Experimental plan) describing how the project aligns with the Centre scientific objectives and research aims with emphasis on interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts.        

Please email your application to Dr Tammy Dougan ( Monday 1st March. An independent review panel will shortlist candidates and interview them in April, dates to follow. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of April and are expected to start in October 2021.

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