Translational Clinical Research PhD Studentships 2014

Great Ormond Street Hospital / University College London Biomedical Research Centre (GOSH / UCL BRC) is a partnership between GOSH and UCL, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Together with other NIHR BRCs, GOSH / UCL BRC will help to deliver the Government’s initiative to improve the translation of basic scientific developments into clinical benefits for patients, and to reinforce the position of the UK as a global leader in healthcare related research.

The NIHR BRC scheme funds patient-focused early phase translational clinical research (commonly referred to as experimental medicine), the aim of which is to pull basic scientific discoveries into clinical research, and through to benefits for patients and the NHS.

Students will be registered with UCL and based at UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH)

Together, GOSH and UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH)contain the largest concentration of research expertise in the scientific basis of child health in Europe. GOSH and ICH have long been at the forefront of paediatric medical research and GOSH / UCL BRC aims to build on this by undertaking experimental medicine research in across four research themes: Molecular Basis of Childhood Diseases; Diagnostics and Imaging in Childhood Diseases; Novel Biological Therapies for Translation in Childhood Diseases; and Gene, Stem and Cellular Therapies. Further information on the objectives of GOSH / UCL BRC and the remit of each of the four research themes can be found on the GOSH website at:

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Further details, including a portfolio of potential projects and instructions on how to apply, can be found on the Institute of Child Health website, via the ‘Apply’ button below.

From the total pool of applicants to this round, we will choose two students, who in turn are free to choose a project form above referenced portfolio of potential projects.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Monday 11th November 2013

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