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Clinical PhD Fellowships in Molecular Medicine

Two Clinical PhD Fellowships are available to ambitious medical graduates, with an enthusiasm for biomedical research, seeking a career in academic medicine. Fellows will undertake a 3.5 year research project of their choice towards attaining a PhD. The aim of the Clinical Fellowship is to provide state-of-the-art training in molecular research to equip Fellows for a career in academic medicine. There is a possibility of undertaking a trial 3 month pilot project before embarking on the PhD Fellowship. The MRC-PPU is a world-leading centre for understanding how defects in cell signalling pathways, with particular emphasis on protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation, are linked to human disease. A key aim of our research discoveries is to come up with new strategies to better diagnose and treat human diseases in the future.

The Unit has 12 internationally recognised research groups involved in unravelling the molecular mechanisms underlying a range of important human diseases including cancer, inflammation, anaemias, hypertension and neurodegeneration. The Unit is based in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, one of Europe’s leading research institutes. It also has close links with Dundee Medical School and teaching hospitals.

Dr Miratul Muqit a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow and Principal Investigator at the MRC-PPU, will play a key role in mentoring Clinical MRC-PPU Fellows Salary £31,838-£50,000 Eligibility Applicants must have settled status in the UK or been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship

Applications in the form of a CV, covering letter, including the names and addresses of 3 referees, should be sent to mrcppu-phd-admin@dundee.ac.uk quoting Clinical PhD Fellowships in Molecular Medicine.