We are pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships from candidates wishing to carry out research under one of our three priority themes: neuro-oncology, acquired brain and spinal cord injury, and headache and facial pain.
We would like to receive applications from prospective students - both clinical and non-clinical - planning to embark upon a PhD in Autumn 2021, focused on one of the three priority areas outlined below.
The application deadline is 8am on Thursday 5th November 2020.
Research must be mechanism-based and hypothesis-driven, must address large unmet need, and demonstrate a clear pathway to clinical impact in one of the following three areas:
The maximum award is £120,000 - including student stipend, fees at the UK/EU level, direct research costs, and conference/training costs. For clinical candidates, stipend can be used to support a salary at the appropriate clinical level, however the balance of funds will need to be obtained from other sources.
We expect the research proposal to be developed by the candidate, in collaboration with their proposed supervisor.
Applications will be reviewed and short-listed by the members of our Scientific Advisory Panel. They will consider the applicant's academic track record, previous research experience, and future academic potential as well as the merits of the research proposal.
Short-listed research proposals will the be subject to external peer review - and will be judged on scientific merit, originality, and the potential for impact.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in January/ February 2021 with our Scientific Advisory Panel. Interviews are expected to take place in London but this will be kept under review in light of developments related to Covid-19.
Further details can be found in the guidance notes and other application documents, below:
Completed applications must be submitted by 8am on Thursday 5th November 2020.
Queries should be directed to Research Manager Katie Martin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0117 909 4809.