PhD studentships live now

We currently have 14 PhD studentships available as part of our NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) brings together scientists and clinicians to accelerate the translation of novel scientific discoveries into improved treatments and clinical care in ageing syndromes and long-term conditions affecting the older person. The NIHR Newcastle BRC is a partnership between the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University.

The overarching aim of the NIHR Newcastle BRC is to build on our excellence in experimental medicine in dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, neuromuscular disease, and skin and oral disease, and apply advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these individual long-term conditions to ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia, frailty and multi-morbidity.

The NIHR Newcastle BRC has a strong emphasis on capacity building, career development and training and is looking to provide funding for 14 Biomedical Scientist PhD Studentships that will contribute to our vision of improving lives through world-class research in ageing and long-term conditions. This is an excellent opportunity for successful students to join Newcastle University and be an integral part of our NIHR training structure within the NIHR Newcastle BRC.

The funding covers a three year PhD and the deadline for applications is 19th May 2017. 

You must have a first class or an upper second class honours degree in an appropriate scientific specialty.

To apply, please complete the University’s online postgraduate application form. Students are asked to state their preferred title/s of the studentship from the list below in the covering letter.