PhD Studentships – Statistics, Bioinformatics, Genomics and Biomarkers in Mental Health and Neuroscience

To start: October 2014

We are offering 2 PhD studentships to applicants with a background in biological science, physical science, mathematics or statistics. The awards are funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through the Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health (BRC-MH) and Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia (BRU-D) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (KCL). 

The BRC-MH and BRU-D are pioneering multidisciplinary translational research and experimental medicine in the areas of mental health and neuroscience. They bring together researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals from two internationally recognised organisations. SLaM is the UK’s largest NHS mental health service provider with a long history of transnational research. 


2 x PhD studentships to applicants with a background in biological science, physical science, mathematics or statistics. 


A range of PhD projects are offered with opportunities for applicants from a wide range of disciplines. For project opportunities see here (please note, final choice or project and project details are agreed between student and supervisors after an offer has been accepted).

Entry requirements

You should have (or be expected to obtain) a 2:1 or 1st class honours degree in a subject relevant to the proposed project. If you already possess (or expect to obtain) a research-based MSc degree, a merit or distinction level is expected. English language competence criteria applies.

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Award type and Eligibility

The award covers academic fees (Home/EU rate); a stipend (£16,000 per year) and contributions towards research costs, training and conference attendance. Overseas students and others not meeting UK Home Office residency criteria may apply but due to funding restrictions would be required to cover the balance of fees over the Home/EU rate. 

How to apply

Applicants must complete and submit an online admissions application, via the admissions portal which can be accessed by clicking the Apply link below. See our full advert for full details on how to apply at—Statistics,-Bioinformatics,-Genomics-and-Biomarkers-in-Mental-Health-and-Neuroscience.aspx.

References must be received by the deadline to be eligible.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For further information, please contact 

Closing date: Friday 22 November 2013 (9.00 am GMT) Interviews: 9 & 10 December 2013

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